Center Piece Candle Holder

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Project by hartmanwoodworks posted 03-14-2014 12:53 PM 5367 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ran across this candle holder in woodsmith magazine #182. My original thought was to make this out of a nice, figured, piece of curly maple that I had been saving for a small project like this. After getting the materials together, I did not think the 4/4 curly maple was thick enough to get the look I wanted to achieve. I decided to laminate some 5/4 cherry to the desired thickness instead. The legs are black walnut cut on a 10 degree angle to match the angles on the cherry base. I finished the project with couple coats of Tung oil.

Thanks for looking!

-- Hartman Woodworks llc,

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 05:15 PM

Really like this. I aim to make something similar :)

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 05:56 PM

Thank you! simple build, but sometimes the simple ones give me the most trouble.

-- Hartman Woodworks llc,

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 06:16 PM

I saw the same plans and saw the video when they built it on TV so did my version which is a lot smaller!
Plans offer a lot of interpretation for us to start a new project!

Your centerpiece turned out very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 06:28 PM

Thanks Oldnovice,
your versions are nice as well. I like the red stripes.

-- Hartman Woodworks llc,

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 12:12 AM

Great looking centerpiece! Will really set the mood for dinner on a warm summer’s eve!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 09:17 PM

Very Nice Project. Well Executed. Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 01:15 AM

Your work is both beautiful in design and functional as well.

Also, welcome to a fellow Etsy shop owner. All your items on your Etsy site look very nice. I opened
Oakhill Wood Creations on Etsy about a year ago. If you have any questions about Etsy ask me and I will try to answer them.

-- John, Illinois,

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 12:54 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments!
Oakhill, its great to know another Etsy seller to bounce ideas off of! The vases look great!

-- Hartman Woodworks llc,

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