Candle holder

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After a long summer of moving to a new residence and trying to get everything established, I’m going to post a couple projects I made just before we packed up to move towards the woods.

These candle holders were made from plans I saw in a wood working magazine. I thought they were unique and I figured they were a small enough project and that I had plenty of time to complete them before we moved. They didn’t fit together as easily as the magazine said they would. (I’m sure it was something I had done wrong.) Anyway, after some fuss and throwing a few pieces of wood in the yard, this is what they looked like.

They are made of oak, with black walnut for the window trim. I stained the oak a light color and finished it all off with a couple coats of shellac.

-- ~ Mike ~

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 05:14 AM

I really like these. Nice work! They kind look like little jail houses. :)

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 06:09 AM

Three beautiful little lighthouses ... that’s what they looked like to me at first glance.
What was the assembly issue you ran into?
I am a candle holder fanatic, which magazine contained this project?

I hope you got moved OK and thank you for sharing your project!
Did you move out of the snow or into it?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 01:14 PM

I love the look of the candle holders, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 02:55 PM


Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 03:36 PM

These are really unique,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 04:33 PM

Those are very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 05:02 PM

Those are good loookinnn! I like the extra touch of the chamfer on the inside at the top. Do the plans require weights to be added (just looking at the tall one).

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 10:05 PM

Brett, I never thought of like jailhouses, but you’re right!

Old Novice, I got them from woodsmith magazine Vol 31/ no. 185. The issue was gluing the sides together, and having the right clamps to get it done. If you don’t have it, I’d be more than happy to scan the instructions and send it to you. We just moved 20 miles away towards the country. I went from a 3100 sf house, on half an acre, with a 2 car garage (doubled as my shop) and three kids. With the youngest finishing high school in a few months, we elected to downsize. we’re in a 2300 sf house, on 5.5 acres, still a 2 car garage, but also a 1200 sf shop! Yeah me!

Thewoodman2000, No weights needed. They are sturdy and stable as they stand.

-- ~ Mike ~

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 01:37 AM

Great looking candle holders!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 06:26 AM

Interesting and inovative design, verry nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 04:39 PM

Cool candle holders! Like the beautiful mix of woods and the window trim is a unique touch. Great job!

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