a trio of candle stands

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Project by knotnow posted 03-31-2013 08:30 PM 839 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these three candle stands so we had some candles sitting about in case of any power outages and to add some decorative touches to our rooms. Two are country style and one Shaker. The two country style have columns of turned pine as well as the legs and are painted with Milk Paint, the legs are attached using dowels, the tops are turned using Maple on the one and wormy American Chestnut for the other and are finished in tung oil and paste wax. The Shaker Candle Stand is made of solid Cherry, the top was hand cut using my band saw tipped at 15 degrees and then hand sanding to get the rounded edge. The legs are traditionally dovetailed to the post, I made a fixture so that I could dovetail the round post and used my router table to dovetail the legs. It is finished in clear shellac but think I will being doing a do over this spring. I used a spray gun to apply the finish but I’m not 100% happy with it as it was my first attemp at doing it that way. So sand and sand some more and take another shot

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 09:11 PM


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#2 posted 04-01-2013 02:31 AM

Good job ,I like making these little tables too.

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 07:07 PM

Very nice tables, very authentic.

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 09:01 PM

They look great. Like the country style especially the legs and the joinery. Great additions to any corner in the house.

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