|Project by BrandonR||posted 12-07-2012 02:23 AM||1070 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first project with anything other than pine or oak. A local lumber yard had a “Black Friday” sale on most of their hardwoods and I thought it would be a good idea to get started using some different woods!
This candle holder is made out of spalted maple and walnut, my first time working with either wood. I had a little problem with the walnut chipping on the edges a little bit. It is 8 inches wide and four and a half inches wide.
I chamfered the bottom edge at 45 degrees to give it a “floating look”.
I also learned more than ever I could use a planer and jointer! I had some problems with glue seeping out of the seems, some good sanding took care of it. “Woodwrecker” gave me some good advice to prevent this next time.
The finish is BLO followed by Howard’s Feed N Wax.
I plan to make a few more for Christmas presents! Thanks for looking. Hopefully next time I will remember to take some pictures during the build!