Shaker Candle Stand

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Project by Alongiron posted 12-20-2015 02:56 PM 3267 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a Shaker Candle Stand. My wife saw some pictures on pinterest and asked if I could make her one. I said sure! it does not look to hard! So as I got into it and studied some projects that I had seen on the internet and designed this one, I found out that I used every type of joint and technique known to woodworkers. From Sliding, half blind, and through dovetails, to rabbets and dadoes, to radius tongue and groves, to spindle turning and more. I think that I learned more about and improved my woodworking skills on this project more than any other that I have worked on. It is made from solid Cherry and finished off with 3 coats of Tung oil. Thanks for looking!

Here are a few images from the workshop:

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 03:51 PM

Nice looking candle stand. It is the best when you can both make something good looking and also improve your skills.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 07:50 PM

Beautiful, Steve!!!!! Really nice joinery. I’d never achieve such tight looking dovetails. My only question is to how topple proof is it. It looks like you might have a problem if something were to be slid over to a corner by mistake.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 09:53 PM

love the joinery for sure – over my skill level for sure
Great job

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 11:03 PM

Steve, that is incredible execution of a very difficult project. I think you have moved from journeyman to master woodworker. My hat is off to you!

-- Art

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 12:05 AM

Thanks for looking guys and the nice comments!

Andy the stand forpretty steady for a candle or two but I would not set a TV on it!! Lol

The hardest joinery was the sliding dovetails for the legs.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 12-22-2015 12:27 AM

Sweet stand . i like your approach to the fluting!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Paul Mayer

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#7 posted 12-26-2015 03:53 PM

Great project!

-- Paul Mayer,

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