Home Decor Juniper Log Candle Holder with Tuquoise Inlay

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 1846 days ago 2447 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This particular piece of wood has been sitting under my bench for a year or more, I knew I wanted it to be a candle holder but never could visualize quite what to do with it. When my husband Tim was sandblasting he pointed at the wood and asked what I was going to do with it. Well, right then and there it came to me and the thought “dripping” with turquoise entered my head.

I feel that this is one of my best turquoise inlay projects that I have ever done and am thrilled and proud to share it with you.

It is finished with satin polycrylic and can be used with votive or tealight candles.

You can see more pictures of this candle holder on our website


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#1 posted 1846 days ago

That turned out great. Once again a great piece of twisted artistry.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1846 days ago

I like it. The turquoise inlay looks great!

-- Kirk H. --

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RS Woodworks

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#3 posted 1846 days ago

Really nice use of a natural piece of wood. Inlay looks good too.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#4 posted 1846 days ago

I can see that on a mantle or as a center price – I love displays of natural wood.

We haven’t a done any natural form projects like this in a long time, and were thinking of picking up some scraps of burl and other materials and beginning the polishing and finish buildups just to put a few on the wall or use them to simply show off how beautiful grain can be. The turquoise gives it a good contrast.

Creative – simple – artistic – I like it!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#5 posted 1846 days ago

Unique and great movment

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#6 posted 1845 days ago

This piece turned out beautifully! The inlays add to the natural beauty of the wood.


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Eli Adamit

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#7 posted 1845 days ago

I am exited to see the dutiful of this project from all points of view; each angel has its own beauty, the color, the grains and the turquoise, makes together a marvelous composition
Thanks for sharing

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 1845 days ago

The wood surely has a unique character and your finishing brings it out. You have to admit that the raw wood is not that pretty on the surface and you’ve managed to bring out the inner beauty. Maybe a photo of the raw wood would really show us how much work you put into this! A “before” & “after” shot. Nicely done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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