|Project by Wingstress||posted 10-19-2008 06:18 AM||2180 views||18 times favorited||11 comments|
The inspiration for this centerpiece was from Woodsmith magazine Vol. 29/No.173. Unlike the split version in the magazine I decided to try an inlay design. The woods are maple and walnut. I used linseed oil for the finish. I didn’t want to use shellac or anything that would be affected by heat.
Word of advice, if you make something like this, buy the candles first. I bought the candles after I drilled the 2-inch holes. It turns out the glass candle holders were about 2 and 1/16th. Because I didn’t own a bigger drill bit, I had to use my dremel to open up the holes. Needless to say, they aren’t perfect circles anymore. No body notices, but me, but still, every time I visit my mother in-law, and am trying to mussel down her cooking, I end up staring at the egg-shaped holes… Ahhhhh
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT