Reversible Candle Holders for votive candles and tealight candles

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Project by needler22 posted 12-07-2010 07:35 PM 2405 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a bunch of these for Christmas presents. I used some small scraps of wood I had lying around. Mostly black walnut and oak, a little bit of cherry and maple. I bought some forstner bits just the right size fot the votive cups and the tealights. They are finished with four coats of tung oil. Thanks for looking and have a very happy and Merry Christmas.

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 07:45 PM

ingenious idea never thought to make them reversible

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 07:49 PM

nice! I made a bunch of candle holders last year for holiday gifts. I toyed with the idea of making them reversible, but my ~7/8” stock was a bit too thin for comfort. Your method makes this possible, and the two tone look is cool!

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 08:05 PM


Very nicely done

Goos idea

I like the possibilitie to return the piece

Your idea will be copied in the future !!!!!

Wait and see

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 08:06 PM

Great looking gifts & a great idea! I have just made 12 candle holders, and have only put legs on one.
I have the legs cut for the rest, but not sanded. I hope you won’t mind if I borrow your reversible idea for the tea candles. I really LIKE the idea of 2 sides & 2 looks.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 08:07 PM

Nice projects! I will have to hijack your idea for my wife – hope you don’t mind.

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 08:16 PM

Cool…..What a great Idea

And nice looking by the way

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 08:32 PM

Great idea. People always have one of these types of candles lying around.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 10:45 PM

Very nice Job so elegant, my wife love candles maybe i will make her a few of them. Thanks for the posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 11:21 PM

I really like the dual design! It would make a great gift…lots of ideas.

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 12:57 AM

Way Cool!



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#11 posted 12-08-2010 04:48 AM

Whoa, those are hot. I’ve seen similar designs before but none as nice as yours. 10 holders? You must have been busy working on these and nothing else. Thanks for sharing. Now, back to work!

-- Doug

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 05:04 AM

You can never have to many candle holders as far as the wife is concerned. These are really nice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#13 posted 12-22-2015 10:56 PM

Nice and using extra wood lying around the shop. There is no such thing as scrap wood, just unused wood. Thanks for sharing!

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