In this instructable I will be showing you how I made this awesome infinity mirror candle holder. Everyone loves infinity mirrors and we all want them, but for some people is not easy to work with LEDs and electricity and thats the reason I came up with this build.
Tools And Materials:
- Wood (any kind, I used mahogany)
- Mirror (30 x 15 cm)
- One way mirror (30 x 15 cm)
- Wood glue
- Miter saw
- Circular saw (You can also use table saw or wood shaper if you have one)
- Band saw
Here is a video of the building process, you can watch it if you like to get a better idea what is going on!
Step 1: Repairing the Wood
This first step is actually the most difficult for people who do not have a planer or jointer. But you can go to your local woodworking workshop and ask them to make this for you.
So the dimensions for this piece of wood should be (8 x 1.8 x 120 cm)
Step 2: The Grooves
At this point you want to make two grooves on the wood for the mirrors to fit in. You can do this using your table saw or if you do not have one you can use a circular saw like I did. Those grooves must be 1 cm in from each side 5 mm deep and must be wide enough to hold your mirrors. My mirrors thickness was 3mm so I did a 3.5mm wide slot to be easy for me to slide them in or out.
Step 3: Bottom Part and Sides
Set your miter saw at 45 degrees angle and cut out a 32 cm long piece making sure you have bevels on both edges.This is going to be the bottom part of your candle holder. Then cut out two more pieces 17 cm long again with bevels on both edges.
Step 4: Glue Time
Now just use some wood glue and clamps to glue those pieces together as shown in the pictures.
Step 5: Band Saw
On your band saw cut two strips of wood 18 mm wide to secure the mirrors.
Step 6: Assembly
From the two strips of wood cut out two 32 cm long pieces. Slide the regular mirror into the first slot making sure it faces in and secure it by gluing the strip on the top.
Step 7: Front Mirror
Apply some silicone inside the groove on the wooden strip an slide your one way mirror in. The mirror side must also be facing in.
Step 8: Finishing
Apply two coats of clear lacquer and let it dry.
Step 9: Its All Done!!
Place three candles in and slide the front mirror in the front slot. Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions please let me know, and please forgive me for my bad English!
Runner Up in the
Glass Challenge 2017