The completed batten strip.
The batten strip is a simple, yet effective tool that is often used in the professional arena. Yes, even on big-budget Hollywood movies, the electrical department will get down and dirty with a piece of lumber and some porcelain sockets—that’s all it is. These are easily tucked into corners, behind furniture, attached overhead, and more.
The components necessary to build a batten strip fixture.
Here’s what you need:
3-foot length of 1″ ×4″ lumber: $2
Four medium-base porcelain sockets: $12
10-foot long ...