Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holder

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Project by Mark Duncan posted 07-31-2009 02:56 AM 7329 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my dad had cut some 1/4 barrels, I was left with the center pieces. So I decided to make a candle holder after i remembered hearing about one a guy told me about after he came back from Monterey. Then I had to rip it down to size (and to get rid of the angles on the lengths), sand it down a bit, drill the holes for the candles (that i already had), and roundover the edges with the router/shaper (which was the hardest part because the stave was so darn curved). Then I brushed on 3 coats of Tung Oil. And as you can see, it makes a pretty cool candle holder. Well at least i think it does.

-- Mark Duncan, Central California

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 03:30 AM

Mark, that is a great looking piece. Way to go using ol material.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 03:32 AM

well done looks great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 05:27 AM

Nice recovery on the wood great job and looks awesome with the discoloration and band strapping.

-- David '65

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 05:34 AM

i really like you left the top
semi rustic ,
itgives it a better “feel” .
great job .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 03:28 PM

Way Cool!!!!!!!!

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 09:50 PM

Great use of salvage materials. A fantastic look and creative job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 10:25 PM

That is very cool looks good enough to buy or sell in the shops .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 11-07-2009 02:32 AM

I love making these too. I use a method that makes the wholes a little bigger so that they will hold a glass votive. It dresses it up a little more than just a plain candle and there is less mess with the wax on the holder. It is also a bit safer. Now when my wife goes to Michael’s crafts she searches for interesting votive holders to go with the candle holders I make. We both have fun giving them as gifts.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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