Simple Candle Holder

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Project by Richard posted 11-26-2009 08:22 PM 2439 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just two candle holders I made as gifts for the thanksgiving holiday. I used some scrap maple for the sides with a strip of black walnut for the center. I placed an eight degree bevel on each of the four sides. I used transtint dye to “pop” the maple and then finished it off with a semi-gloss poly.

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 08:34 PM

That’s a good way to make use of those small pieces of really cool wood! Need to remember this one …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 10:31 PM

Fabulous idea… and I really like your choice of timber…!!

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 09:51 AM

Fantastic candle holders. Ggreat use of some beautifull scraps. Love the combo of maple and walnut.

The angle on the edge is barley noticable but just enough to give it that something extra. Great design and build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 06:20 PM

they look great. funny thing i have 3 candle holders in the finishing room that look a lot like these but with legs on them i must have been reading your mind lol

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 06:26 PM

Simple but nice well done


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#6 posted 11-27-2009 10:44 PM

What can I say Eddy…great minds think alike! I was going to put legs on them but I could not decide on a style I liked. I was also had an issue with time. Thanks for the comments everyone.

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 10:11 PM

great looking candle holders.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 01-20-2010 09:38 PM

I like your wood choices. The walnut beefs up the maple by lending not only depth of color and a contrasting wood grain, but also a nicely simple design element.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 06:59 PM

What color tint did you use on this piece?

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 07:42 PM

I used Trans Tint Dark Vintage Maple. The I don’t remember the proportion of dye to water. It was very light though. My goal with the dye was to “pop” the grain on the maple.

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