Wedding Candle Holders

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Project by BassBully posted 06-24-2009 08:06 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor’s cousin is getting married and they couldn’t find candle holders that they liked. They asked my neighbor, who is a contractor, if he could create the holders based off of a candle holder that they had purchased from a craft store. He couldn’t because he doesn’t have a lathe so he offered my services.

Their request was that the holder for the unity candle be a little smaller than their sample from the craft store and that the other two candles be proportionally smaller. I used poplar for the wood because they are going to be painted. It was a little nerve racking getting the two smaller candles to match but I think they turned out fine. My neighbor’s wife is now going to finish sanding them, paint them white, and put roping or beading around the base.

This was my first “commission” project. They asked how much I wanted paid but I left that determination up to them. I really don’t want any money, I think it’s just neat to have something I made be a part of their union in matrimony.

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 08:07 PM

Looking good well done.

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 11:25 PM

Beautiful! These custom made items will make there wedding and future anniversarys special for years to come I’m sure. (Till the little one uses it to bounce across the head of big brother…)

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 01:00 AM

Do you have any close ups of the holders themselves? They look nice from here.

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#4 posted 09-27-2011 03:17 AM

You did a fine job on those candle holders!!

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