Walnut Candle Holders

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Project by jbschutz posted 01-28-2015 01:55 AM 1349 views 14 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Candle Holders So, I had this little piece of walnut, about 5×12 x 3/4 inch, and it had this little corner where there was a sort of natural edge with sap wood and bark. My first thought was to cut it off, true up the piece and resaw it for a small box or something. After I decided to keep the little funky corner, I decided to feature that little area of “naturallness”.
I made two small candle holders, where the design allows the frosted glass cups to transmit the candle light down to the surface under the holder. The top has an open channel down the length, and the cups are supported by a narrow bar, dadoed into the legs, which are set into the top pieces at a 10 degree angle. Each holder is about 11 inches long and 2.75 inches wide…....finished with satin poly. Very simple and minimalistic, but the effect is quite striking. A fun little build….

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 03:31 AM

Nice design with the knot and sapwood which gives it a nice but somewhat rustic look and the light iluminating the area below the holder is also a nice feature .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 05:23 AM

Very Nice John. Like that split idea. Might try one. Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 11:11 AM

I really like Walnut and a bit o sapwood in a project. Very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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