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toggle switch plate

by Lance Nybye Jr. $40.00
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  • the story

Back to the Future

These mechanical light switches transform an ordinary appliance into the perfect flourish for your secret library, steampunk chalet, or wherever your imagination lives! The fabulous contraptions are the brainchild of Lance Nybye Jr.. He crafts the mechanisms from decorative plywood, often leaving the alternating colors of wood left exposed at the edges. The joints are all finished with brass hardware, and the laser engraved details have the swirling ornamental lines of a Victorian engraving. The switch installs easily in your bedroom, hobby room or office. Simply attach it over an existing, standard switch plate using the existing screws. Made in San Diego, California.

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Item ID
21775
Made from
metal, plywood
Measurements
9.5" H x 3.5" W
Notes
Care instructions: clean with dry dish towel; do not get wet.
  • the maker
Lance Nybye Jr.

Lance Nybye Jr.

While attending weekend craft shows and weeknight street fairs, Lance Nybye Jr. and his father Lance Nybye Sr. had the idea of using the equipment they already owned to make wood laser cut earrings. The product has come a long way from where it started and they are proud to offer not only earrings, but bracelets, pendants, switch plates, and clocks as well. collection

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TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE
 
4.2

(based on 368 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (200)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (311)
  • Attractive (295)
  • Durable (41)
  • Bright (19)
  • Fun (15)

Cons

  • Delicate (109)
  • Low quality (27)
  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (188)
  • Office (130)
  • Living room (101)
  • Kitchen (56)
  • Bedroom (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (268), Budget shopper (43), High-end shopper (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (239), No (121)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (111), Other (88), Husband (65), Child (47), Father (25)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (157), Other (110), Birthday (51), Valentine’s day (9), Anniversary (4)

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5.0

Perfect for intended use

By 

from Charlotte NC

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room

    Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

    Son is an engineer and just bought a mountain cabin that he's renovating. He'll love this item for a touch of uniqueness there.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Not your average light switch!

    By 

    from South Carolina

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Intriguing
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

        My new switch plate is a unique addition to my freshly painted dining room. My kids really enjoy using the switch and now forget to turn off the light when they leave the room a whole lot less!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Whimsy

        By 

        from Brookfield, WI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Stairway

          Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

          My husband and received another version of a toggle switch for Christmas. We love it and placed it in our family room. We just remodeled a stairway that goes to our lower level, so the light switch is at the top of the stairs and very visible. I couldn't resist getting this toggle switch. It is such a great touch of whimsy. LOVE IT. And it came so quick...4 days!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Lokks Great!

          By 

          from Bellingham, WA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room

            Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

            Very easy to install

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            It's OK

            By 

            from San Jose CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

              It is great fun to look at and to work

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Very nice design

              By 

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

                This switch cover was larger in person than I had anticipated. It is durable and nicely made, very unique. I gave it to my brother for his birthday, he is mechanically inclined and loved it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sturdy and fun

                By 

                from Smyrna, GA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Kitchen
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

                  It's beautiful, sturdy and unique. I love it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Appreciate the inventive, clever design

                  By 

                  from ID

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

                        Packing very protctive, arrived in great condition.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Child
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fun

                        By 

                        from san diego

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

                              I bought this toggle switch as an impulse buy and my whole family loves it. I have it in my bedroom and my kids love turning on and off the lights. My husband is an engineer so he especially enjoyed the toggle switch.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Self

                              Comment on this review

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              I would buy more/all of these if I could

                              By 

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                              About Me Budget Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Unique

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Gifts
                                • Living Room
                                • Office

                                Comments about TOGGLE SWITCH PLATE:

                                Such a fun and unique gift to stand out in your home. I realize you pay for the craftsmanship; just wish it was a little less expensive so I could buy more and/or that Uncommon Goods offered more coupons/sales.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Husband
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Birthday

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                                Q and A

                                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                288votes, 36 comments

                                Gabrielle | UncommonGoods

                                Something as simple as turning on a light switch just got a little more fun. What do you think of this steam-punk fixture?

                                Diana
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I love this device with its quirky, steam punk flair!

                                Heather
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I love it !!!

                                Nancy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                interesting but I think your hand would get hurt if you were turning it on in the dark

                                Kathy

                                Nice for someone into Steampunk. I'd probably end up getting a splinter.

                                judi
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                So COOL!

                                Sue
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I think this is really neat!

                                Sossity
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Unique, makes the mundane fun

                                Rebecca
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                How fun is that for a study or library

                                Nancy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love it

                                Judy
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Love this item. Would rather have something unusual, than something run of the mill. This is right up my alley

                                Julie
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Looks junky.

                                Heather
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                almost everyone I know have the flat switches. Will they have that alternative and have different styles?

                                Kelly
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I like the idea of it, yet plywood and look like it would need to be fairly thin, I could see it breaking apart. And someone who does not know how to do it, accidentally pulling too hard.

                                Rosa
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                It's a unique "uncommon good" :p

                                Deborah
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                How cool is this!? ...and with sort of a 'steampunk' feel!

                                Miranda
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I want it.

                                Jess
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                love it! just my style

                                Karin
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I'm a dork, but this is super cool

                                Christina
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                very cool!

                                Janet
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Unique. Why not?!?

                                Michelle
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Off the wall and novel!

                                Kristin
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                If any of my kids were into anything that was fantasy-ish...Harry Potter etc. I'd SO put this in their bedroom...it just visually reeks of fantasy...

                                Sandra
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                My husband and his buddies would love this in their workshops/mancaves

                                Susan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very cute!

                                jane
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                If it's not made with recycled/reused material, it's pretty wasteful for what it does.

                                jessica
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Can I buy this now!!!????? PLEASE!!!

                                Evie
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Perfect for a first apartment or flop house -very juvenile.

                                Shelly
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Cool!

                                Patricia
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                I am one who is not that into steampunk.

                                Laura
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Just not my style, but I can see where many would like it. I like that it is made in California. I would like to know more about the source of the materials used.

                                Susan
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                Very inventive!

                                Jane
                                Vote: Thumbs down!

                                Cute but not if you have kids around.

                                Sarah
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                This looks cool and can go with many different design concepts.

                                Holly
                                Vote: Thumbs up!

                                I absolutely LOVE this! Steampunk ahoy!

                                Kathleen

                                A great gift for the mechanic, woodworker, tinkerer, or inventor. Some men are especially difficult to buy for. This is sure to bring a smile to his face. The fact that it is made in the USA and handmade makes BIG points with me.

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