This was a super quick and fun project that I made from scrap materials. I designed it to fit tapered glass candles that are readily available from online or your local big box store.
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Step 1: Tools/Materials
Step 2: Drawings
You will be building to these drawings. Detailed drawings are shown at the appropriate steps.
Step 3: Base
Cut the main board down to 15" x 3".
Step 4: Holes
Drill the holes per the drawing shown in the previous step. I used a 1 7/8" Forstner Bit but a hole saw would work equally as well.
This video has nothing to do with the project - just me playing with a slow motion while drilling a hole.
Step 5: Chamfers
It's a pretty straightforward project. I added chamfers around the holes and along the edges to give it a slightly more decorative touch.
Step 6: Feet
Cut the feet to the size shown. I picked a contrasting wood to give it more character.
The feet could just be glued on but I thought having them recessed in the base was nicer looking. The router was used for the slots. I used wood glue and wood clamps to attach.
Step 7: Completed Candle Holder
It was sanded with 220 grit paper and treated with Danish Oil.
Step 8: Candles
These candles were purchased at Target. Adjust your dimensions accordingly if you have different size candles.
Step 9: CAD Images
I tend to geek things out but this did show me that the candles would fit correctly before cutting the wood.
Step 10: Finished Pictures
Here are two pictures with candles. The taper on the glass holds the candles in a nice position as predicted by CAD. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Step 11: Few More Pictures
Thanks for viewing!