Simple Candle Holder

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Project by Richard posted 1728 days ago 1931 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just two candle holders I made as gifts for the thanksgiving holiday. I used some scrap maple for the sides with a strip of black walnut for the center. I placed an eight degree bevel on each of the four sides. I used transtint dye to “pop” the maple and then finished it off with a semi-gloss poly.

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#1 posted 1728 days ago

That’s a good way to make use of those small pieces of really cool wood! Need to remember this one …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1728 days ago

Fabulous idea… and I really like your choice of timber…!!

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

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#3 posted 1728 days ago

Fantastic candle holders. Ggreat use of some beautifull scraps. Love the combo of maple and walnut.

The angle on the edge is barley noticable but just enough to give it that something extra. Great design and build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 1727 days ago

they look great. funny thing i have 3 candle holders in the finishing room that look a lot like these but with legs on them i must have been reading your mind lol

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#5 posted 1727 days ago

Simple but nice well done

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1727 days ago

What can I say Eddy…great minds think alike! I was going to put legs on them but I could not decide on a style I liked. I was also had an issue with time. Thanks for the comments everyone.

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#7 posted 1724 days ago

great looking candle holders.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 1673 days ago

I like your wood choices. The walnut beefs up the maple by lending not only depth of color and a contrasting wood grain, but also a nicely simple design element.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 1345 days ago

What color tint did you use on this piece?

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#10 posted 1345 days ago

I used Trans Tint Dark Vintage Maple. The I don’t remember the proportion of dye to water. It was very light though. My goal with the dye was to “pop” the grain on the maple.

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