Candle Box

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 12-16-2012 12:14 AM 4115 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a couple of pro-type candle boxs before finally deciding on this design.

The wood is black walnut. The box measures about 11” long, 4 5/8” wide, and 4 1/2” deep. The sides and bottom is 3/8” stock and the lid is 1/2” thick. I used box joints. The bottom is nailed on with cut nails and the lid slides in a grove around the top. The finish is Watco Danish Oil, color – medium walnut. I built six of these for a few Christmas gifts for 2012.

The box will hold a dozen or more 10 inch candles.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 12:18 AM

Nice looking boxes and very neat joints!!

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

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 12:24 AM

Wow Wayne you have been busy ,I think your candle boxes are cool and well built.

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 12:41 AM

That’s really nice, it make think in one for a bottle of wine.

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 01:46 AM

Hiya Wayne:

Hey bud, stellar job on the candle boxes…..Beautiful work, and great craftsmanship…..They will make a great gift for whomever…..really nice, clean, crisp design…...You done good……..I use Watco Danish Oil a lot, and it really brings out the beauty of the wood, especially woods like walnut and Mahogany…...

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 04:54 AM

Nice job Wayne !
Those are real beauties !

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 07:26 AM

Those are very good looking. I like how the bottom extends beyond the sides. That gives it a more furniture-like look.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 08:13 AM

they look amazing Wayne!

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 09:46 AM

Very nice Wayne, going to make great gifts


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#10 posted 12-16-2012 01:32 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 01:53 PM

Very classy design and look.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 02:30 PM

How did you cut the edge on the lid to slide in the groove?

-- Tom

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 03:34 PM

I like how the top slides. Nice work. Is there a catch for the top or can it slide all the way off?

-- KDW

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#14 posted 12-16-2012 04:44 PM

Tom…what I did to cut the lid so it will slide in the groove is I took 4/4 stock and I planed it to about 3/4 of an inch. I cut the lid to the exact size. I then used a cove bit in the router to cut the edge profile of the lid to the profile you see. I did this with the 3/4 thick wood so the bearing on the router would easily follow the edges of the wood. It took several passes to complete the profile to keep the wood from chipping or burning. Once the lid profile was complete, I flipped the top over and ran it through the planer and planed down the underside of the lid to the overall thickness that will allow it to slide in the 3/16 inch groove. The final thickness of the lid at its thickest point is 1/2 inch. The edges of the lid are about 5/32 inches thick.

KDW…there is no stop on the lid. It will slide all the way off the box.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#15 posted 12-16-2012 06:45 PM

These boxes are great! I have often thought about making a couple of these for my Etsy Store but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Would you have a problem if and when I decided to do this to use your design? I love the walnut and box joints appearance…..and the sliding lid idea.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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