Tealight Holders

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Project by Quietflyer posted 04-26-2013 01:49 AM 11814 views 25 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some tealight holders I made as gifts around x-mas time.

The tealights are held in little glass cups I bought from Ikea for a couple bucks a dozen. The wood is mostly scrap from other projects.

This was a great way to use up scrap wood, and make gifts. They were really well received!

I used a natural linseed oil-based finish called Kunos from a company called Livos on the birch and walnut holders. That stuff is so incredibly easy to use, and it really brings out the grain in the wood. I’m using it everywhere I can now!

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 02:11 AM

Nice selection : )

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 05:21 AM

very cool…I like the wood combo’s..

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 05:44 AM

They look very good ... in fact I think they may be the big brother of these.

I only made three, each with three candles all out of scrap pieces too! The only thing I bought were the glass votive holders and candles. I had to buy one set of LED candles as the recipient of the gift cannot be exposed to smoke.

Do you have/need any more of the votive holder as I have a bunch left?

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 11:31 AM

Nice job on these builds, and the finish does look like it enhanced the wood. I have never heard of the finishes are you from the states??

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 12:57 PM

Hi Pat, I’m not from the ‘states, but Livos is distributed all around the world. They’re actually a German company. Google them and you can maybe find a distributor nearby. Here’s the US site (though it’s a little slim on details it seems)

The only concern with Livos (and I understand the same is true of most natural oil finishes) is that it produces heat as it dries, and if you’re not careful, any rags you use in the process can catch fire. So far I haven’t had a problem with this.

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 01:42 PM

These look great.nice work.


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#7 posted 04-27-2013 01:48 AM

Nice variation on these Woodsmith plans: Candle Centerpiece

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#8 posted 04-29-2013 03:29 PM

Lovely candle holders! Great wood combinations and design. They sure are great gift ideas.

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#9 posted 05-04-2013 05:59 PM

Love these, just beautiful

-- Margery

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