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Votive Candleholder

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Project by Aaron McCain posted 1242 days ago 2264 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tis the season for Christmas gifts. I liked the plan provided in the July 2009 issue of WOOD magazine and made a pair of votive candle holders as gifts for my parents and grandparents. (Shhhh, don’t tell them!) I love scrap wood projects where we spent more on the votives and candles than we did on the wood! Woods used are mahogany (I think) or Oak. Walnut was used for the legs on both projects. The finish is a few coats of polycrylic.





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 1242 days ago

Nice holder. Scrap wood can be a lot of fun to use..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1242 days ago

Great job, like the flow of the lines. I must have missed this in Wood. Legs look great with curve, how did you attach them? Green & Red candles to boot, thats the spirit.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1242 days ago

Very nice design : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 1241 days ago

Great pair of candle trays!

I especially like the mahogany/walnut one.

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 1241 days ago

Those are really nice.
Can I borrow the design?
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Aaron McCain

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#6 posted 1241 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments.
- Ken, the legs are just attached with wood glue. They aren’t going to see a lot of weight, so the glue should be enough.

- Jamie, I didn’t come up with design, that was the people at Wood Magazine.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1228 days ago

Ahhhh. The legs look alot like a clock they had in Wood Mag. as well Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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