Candle Holder From Reclaimed Scrap Wood.




There is an easy and simple but good looking candle holder made from scrap of wood which I got from building site where I was working last time. This holder shows the natural beauty of wood grains.

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Step 1: Materials & Tools


  • piece of timber (I've used a 7x3,5cm, the type of wood is propably Pine.)
  • small glass (I've used a Nutella glass, it's 8,5cm height & 7,5cm in diameter.)
  • piece of thread, rubber band or strap


  • jigsaw/mitresaw/handsaw
  • rotary tool/drill
  • sandpaper

Step 2: Cutting


saws are used to cut woods, metals and plastics,

not parts of our body!

First of all you'll need to cut slices out of timber. Cut about 0.5cm slices, I've cut a lot of them but you'll need just 7 if you have glass like me. If not then cut some more, better safe than sorry.

TIP: Try to get slices with heartwood, it looks great on this candle.

Step 3: Sanding

When you've cut the slices it's time for sanding. I've sand the edges only because they were rough and I left the rest untouched as my jigsaw done work well.

Step 4: Drilling

For drilling the holes I've used a cheap ebay rotary tool with diamond bit, it's actually an engraving tool but works better than drill in this project because the slices are fragile and will broke easily. Holes need to be big enough to put the rubber band through. Drill holes in one slice and if you're happy with them then mark these holes on the other ones using those drilled already.

Step 5: Tying

Before you tie slices up you can stain wooden pieces or burn something on them. I've left my slices raw because I like natural wood looking. When choosing a thread, try to get the elastic one - it will help you stick ''wooden bracelet'' to the glass.

Step 6: Finish!

Now just put tea candle inside your glass and enjoy your own candle holder.

It's my first instructable so I hope I did everything fine. I apologize for any language mistakes, I am still learning.

hope you enjoy


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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I think you did a fine job. Great idea, also!


    4 years ago

    I like it. This is a great way to use up some bits of scrap wood, and I love the soft natural look of the grain. Nice work!