Candle Holders

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Project by ellen35 posted 1858 days ago 2043 views 32 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these 3 candle holders from scrap purpleheart and maple…2 of my favorite woods. The long ones are 18 inches and the short one is 12 inches. I added the purpleheart inlay detail because I thought it was too plain. The 2 woods are both cut at 45 degree angles and I think that makes them pleasing to the eye. I eased all the edges and finished with 3 coats of Watco danish oil.
Thanks for looking at my work. LJ is such an inspiration!

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#1 posted 1858 days ago

You is looking outside the box again!
The inlay is just right. IMHO
As to the PH I thought I was the only one with ‘scrap’ PH.. these two timbers are reminiscent of the PH and SA I use. [the SA is similar to the maple in your project]
I have seen these periodically but never thought about building any but having seen yours.. I will add them to the to-do-next list. Keep it up

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1858 days ago

this are sweet! the wood combination, and the clean lines really work great on this one.

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#3 posted 1858 days ago

i also like the inlay on the sides , it brings it all together. they look great

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 1858 days ago

Beautiful work. I love building candle holders, and I love selling them more. Your design would sell very well.

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#5 posted 1858 days ago

Hey Ellen
Beautiful candle holders.I really like the two woods contrast. Very pleasing to the eye.
A defendant bench mark for candle holders,modern with kind of a Aztec feel.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1858 days ago

Very very nice Ellen, love the wood combination and the sleek design.

I also love working with PH and Maple, nice woods.

Thanks for posting,

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 1858 days ago

looks great Ellen,

I agree the inlay adds to the design. Love the two woods together.

-- Kate,

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#8 posted 1858 days ago

Really very inovative use of woods I like the design very much you Ellen are a multi talented lady well done Alistair

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#9 posted 1858 days ago

These are absolutely awesome. I hope you don’t mind that I plan to make one just like this someday. I’ve already bookmarked the page for future reference. These would make great gifts around the holidays. Great job!

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#10 posted 1858 days ago

I concur very nicely done

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 1858 days ago

Very pleasing design,reminds me of the Southwest style.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 1858 days ago

These are wonderful , Ellen ! Very nice wood combination and the inlay is just icing on the cake : ) Favorited …thank you for posting these beauties .

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#13 posted 1858 days ago

that’s a really neat project. nice work.

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#14 posted 1858 days ago

LOOKIN GOOD Ellen, I can see some of these being made for gifts in the future. Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#15 posted 1858 days ago

Ellen, these are gorgeous and I like the accent that you added to the maple. This adds visual interest and breaks up the maple.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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