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Here are a couple of candle holders that were made from some old oak boards that were almost used for firewood. Not too fancy, but functional.
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#1 posted 03-28-2010 06:44 PM
very good work, i wanted to make something like this but now i have to change the desighn so it don’t look like i copied you. it’s only cuz i’m stuck for what projects to make right now. Nice job. ;)
-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://firstname.lastname@example.org
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#2 posted 03-28-2010 07:16 PM
What stains did you use on the Oak ? I thought that they were made from Mahogany and Walnut at first glance : )
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#3 posted 03-28-2010 07:43 PM
I used a light coat of cherry stain on all of them. The stock came from two different oak boards giving them their unique appearance. The boards were from a shipping crate many years old so it’s possible that they are different species of oak.
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#4 posted 03-28-2010 08:07 PM
I always like to hear a good “saved the wood” story.
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#5 posted 03-28-2010 10:00 PM
Much better than my design – I loved how quick these projects come together. A year’s worth of scraps and one afternoon = christmas presents for family and work.
-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.
#6 posted 03-29-2010 05:13 PM
I’ve found some of the nicest pieces of wood in pallets over the years : ) It’s truly amazing that they say it’s not good enough for certain requirements , so they make pallets out of it : ) Don’t tell anybody though LOL
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