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Handmade Tea light holders

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So I decided that I was going to show you how to make some simple yet elegant tea light holders that add a modern/contemporary touch to any room.

This is a great beginners project for those who want to get into wood working or just want to add some spice to their home.

What you will need;

- 4 roughly 18" x 3" planks (Any wood will do, it up to you!)
- 2 standard clamps
- Any wood Glue
- A handsaw of some kind, miter saws will work best however.
- A 1 5/8" Forstner drill bit
- A cordless drill (not pictured)
- Sand paper/Palm Sander (not pictured)
- Your choice of stain (optional)


If you would like to check out more of my work, feel free to visit my website at

www.sileka.net
 
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Step 1:

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Begin to laminate your planks together using your wood glue.
- I like to spread the glue with a pen or pencil to achieve an even coat throughout.

Once you are finished, Apply your clamps and leave things to dry overnight.


If you would like to check out more of my work, feel free to visit my website at

www.sileka.net

Step 2:

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Now that the glue is dry you will notice you have a pretty rock solid piece.
- If you have any glue seeping out or uneven boards don't worry about it, you can easily sand everything flush.

Now begin to cut the board to your desired lengths.
-I recommend 3", 6" and 9" 
-Also, it may be a good idea to cut the end off of one side so you have a better base from which to measure.


If you would like to check out more of my work, feel free to visit my website at

www.sileka.net

Step 3:

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Now that you 3 blocks cut to size you can begin drilling the holes for your tea lights with your forstner bit.
- Find exact center by making an x over the top from corner to corner.
- Try to drill as strait and even as possible.
- Drill to about 1/2" depth, but don't worry about going a little to deep


If you would like to check out more of my work, feel free to visit my website at

www.sileka.net

Step 4:

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Now that that is finished, only two more things to do!

Use your sandpaper to bring the holders to a nice smooth finish.
-This will go a lot faster with an orbital sander.

(optional)
Apply your chosen stain!

And that's it! Enjoy your new decor!

If you would like to check out more of my work, feel free to visit my website at

www.sileka.net
Nice work
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JohnsonJ (author)  SofyanHayajneh2 years ago
Great! I'd love to see some pictures!