A couple of days ago, I made a wooden tablet stand and in my opinion, it looks really good! So my mother said: "Why don't you make a candle holder for tea lights based on the same design?". And I thought: "Why not?".
Step 1: What Do You Need?
☞ 3/5" plank
☞ wood glue
☞ milling machine
☞ belt sander
☞ drilling machine
Step 2: The Design
As you can see, the design looks very much at my tablet stand.
Step 3: Saw the Plank
Saw the plank in two planks with the same length. The length depends on the lengt of your design.
Step 4: Copy the Design
Draw the design you've made on one of your two planks. Make sure you take the finest plank of the two.
Step 5: Drill the Holes
Before I drilled the holes, I first drilled three little holes to make sure I drill the bigger holes for the tea lights on the place I want them to be. Ihad only a drill with a diameter of 40 mm do I had to sand it a little bit so the tea lights could fit in their holes.
Step 6: Glue It!
After you drilled the holes, you can glue the plank with the holes on top of the other plank. But make sure that you still can see the drawings so you know where you need to saw it. And as you can see in the image, I used as always to much glue!
Step 7: Saw It!
When it is glued, you can start to saw out your candle holder. I used a jigsaw but you can use any saw ou want! Be carefull you don't saw in your hand!
Step 8: Sand It!
First, I sanded the holder with my belt sander to get the perfect form. Later, I used sandpaper for the finishing touch.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Now go put some tea lights in it and let hem burn! Here you got some puctures of the final result.