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Project by CharlesA posted 09-13-2017 05:57 PM 1466 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a Shaker candle stand for a friend, but all her furniture is Arts and Crafts quarter sawn white oak. So, here we have the melding of these two styles.

I used Bob Lang’s suggested A&C finish:

Day 1: apply walnut stain, let stand 15 minutes and wipe off
Day 2: apply Dark Walnut Danish Oil, let stand 15 minutes and wipe off
DY 3: apply one coat of Zinnser Amber shellac (I sprayed so I thinned it a bit and applied 3 coats).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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#1 posted 09-13-2017 06:03 PM

Looking good Charles, that’ll hold a big candle. LOL

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 07:11 PM

Very pretty!

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 07:31 PM

Really nice. Dr. Frankenstein would be envious that your creation turned out so much more elegant than his.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 09-13-2017 07:37 PM



Really nice. Dr. Frankenstein would be envious that your creation turned out so much more elegant than his.

- Gene Howe


What the hell Gene, you don’t like Frankie? ;-)

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#5 posted 09-13-2017 09:52 PM

Frankie’s OK. But, his craftsmanship sucks.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 10:08 PM

That is beautiful , but it looks like a table. What are the dimensions?

cheers, Jim

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 10:14 PM



That is beautiful , but it looks like a table. What are the dimensions?

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

It’s more or less a standard shaker candle stand—I think the top is 17-18” diameter. Can serve as a side table.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 09-14-2017 01:14 AM

Looks great! I think you made some excellent choices on the wood.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#9 posted 09-14-2017 11:22 AM

Very nice … love the top. Good work, Charles!

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#10 posted 09-14-2017 02:08 PM

Looks fantastic Charles.

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#11 posted 09-14-2017 02:28 PM

This candle stand is a real beauty. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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