First Attempt at Candle Holders

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Project by superstretch posted 1306 days ago 1081 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Candle holders are a fantastic way to supplement or replace holiday or birthday gift giving.. This is a fact I’ve come to realize over the past few months as my wife has scratched her head thinking about what to give her friends and family.

The first pic is of some simple ones I pulled off with walnut (pre-Watco Danish Oil). Those where for different members of my in-law family.

The second set of candle holders is made from curly maple/purple heart (I cheated on the right one, substituting longer strips of pine, as I didn’t have any scrap maple long enough). The PH looks brown in the picture, but its actually a very pleasant, deep purple. I finished with just some rub on poly, but it really deepened the PH and brought out the figure in the CM.

Thanks for looking. They aren’t anything special and only take a few minutes to make, but they’re very well received and carry with it a nice hand-made touch.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 1306 days ago

Those look nice. These are possibly gifts I’ll make for next holiday season.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 1306 days ago

Thanks.. the Walnut ones look kind of trashy, but I didn’t get a chance to take a pic after they got a Danish Oil/poly treatment and before they got wrapped… They looked sharp.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 1305 days ago

Very nice! So are you using a votive in a glass in the holes or something else?

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#4 posted 1305 days ago

Tealights—the metal ones, not the plastic ones. 1 1/2” forstner bit does the trick. Votives usually take 2”-2 1/2” bits. I might move up to those in the future.

Off topic, but I saw “indian reclaimed wood” holders similar to this for $30+ on etsy.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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