Sapele Maple, and Applewood Votive Wall Candle holder

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Project by Tappar posted 12-09-2015 04:02 AM 884 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch for the video!

I think it’s a Sapele votive candle holder anyway, this was in the ‘exotic scrap’ bin at the woodsmith store. It’s that time of year again, I have been trying switch from a need to buy list to a need to make list. The amount I need to still get done before Christmas is a bit daunting, however it is a lot easier to get the wife to let me down in the shop with the Christmas deadline.

I started out just carving the sapele, playing with where the grain seemed to want me to dive a bit deeper in. Originally I was going to put the frame directly on the edge, but playing around with it a bit I thought I could add a bit more interest floating it inside with a few pieces of walnut dowel. I didn’t really know I was making a candle holder at this point, but I saw some pieces of applewood branches I had been cutting up for another project, about the right size for a votive. I knew the end grain was going to absolutely suck up the varnish so I brushed on a heavy coat to let dry. Put those on some dowels to continue the theme and this is what you get!


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#1 posted 12-09-2015 07:10 PM

Pretty cool.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 12:01 AM

Hey, I got a PM about this and those votives do have clear holders around them! Definitely be safe and don’t set the candles directly on the wood.

Pretty cool.

- ohwoodeye

Thank you!

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