Mission Candleholders

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Project by Henry Mowry posted 1672 days ago 1932 views 23 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I decided that this set of candleholders would make very good Christmas gifts, so I made several sets at once to minimize set-up time.

Joinery is elegant; mitered corners held together with only glue makes for pretty pieces. This project taught me a new way to “clamp” a project … rubber bands were used to keep the wood in place as the glue dried, first on the oak pieces and then on the walnut cross pieces mounted in the windows.

I used red oak and walnut, finished with tung oil.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#1 posted 1672 days ago

Henry, I really like your design on the candle holders. Your mitre joints look perfect and the walnut is a nice contrast with the oak. Really, really nice…...BTW, welcome to LJ’s.

-- John @

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#2 posted 1672 days ago

Nice looking candle holders cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1672 days ago

Very nice.

-- -Todd

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#4 posted 1668 days ago

Very n ice. Great job on the construction.

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

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#5 posted 1513 days ago

I really like the grating / grill over the windows.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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