I made a Tealight Candle Holder from Blackthorn wood and walnut.I think it would be a very nice decoration for tables at a wedding or another special occasion. I made a YouTube video of the build process,please subscribe and thumbs up!
Step 1: Split the Wood & Flatten the Top
- I used my favorite Hultafors axe to split the log and level the top.
- I used the axe to remove as much wood as I could before sanding it perfectly flat as it would save alot of time at the sanding stage.
- be careful not to chop your fingers off!
Step 2: Make a Dado
- I set the depth of cut on my mitre saw
- I made a dado in the bottom of the log by making multiple cuts
- I test fitted my walnut piece until it fit snuggly.
- I used a chisel the clean out the excess wood from the dado.
Step 3: Glue & Clamp
- I cut the walnut scrap to size on the mitre saw
- I used this piece so the candle holder would sit level and not roll around
- I glued and clamped the wall nut piece in over night
Step 4: Drill the Candle Holes
- I used my redneck drill press and a 38mm spade bit to drill the candle holes.
- most good quality tealights are 38mm in diameter including their metal holder.
- If you use cheaper tealights they may be bigger than 38mm
- Mark out the 3 places where you will drill carefully
- Then drill them out with care.
Step 5: Spray on Your Finish
- I used a polyurethane spray finish on the holder
- I sprayed on 3 coats sanding lightly between each coat.
- Use a paint brush to stop any runs spreading before the polyurethane drys
- using the brush will save you lots of time on sanding.
Step 6: Add Some Candles & Light Them
- I added some lavender scented tealights
- The pink colour of the candles went well with the pink and purple colours through the wood.
- I made a youtube video of the build process
- Please subscribe and thumbs up!
If you like this video here is a link to my channel!Thanks for watching!