How to make candlesticks shaped Lego brick.
Idea: I created these candlesticks to make homemade Christmas gifts.
Description: Made of medium (MDF), they welcome one, two or three candles (tealights). They are nestable and flexible to create all possible combinations! They are painted white or black and covered with clear varnish.
Material: MDF 15mm, paint, varnish, wood glue
Tools used: Circular saw, miter saw, drill press with hole saw, router, hand tools ...
Step 1: Cutting Parts
I used my table saw to cut 6 cm slices.
Then I cut the lengths of 6, 12, or 18 cms with my miter saw. I attached a stop to have pieces of identical size.
Step 2: Drilling Holes
For the locations of the candles, I used a 40 mm hole saw attached to my drill press.
Again I used a stop to guide the parts and chainwork.
Tip: To sand the inside of the holes, I glued a piece of sandpaper on a PVC pipe !
Step 3: Gluing
The elements are glued with wood glue and sealed with clamps
Step 4: Rounded
All sides are sanded and then I use my router attached under the bench to round the corners.
Step 5: Gluing of the Studs
I created a cardboard template to identify the location of the studs, then I glue them with wood glue.
Step 6: Painting
The candlesticks then receive:
- 2 coats of wood primer
- 2 coats of paint (black or white)
- 1 coat of clear varnish
Light sanding is done between each layer
Step 7: Done!
Done! I then added the tealights and made gift packages to offer Christmas!
I also kept some to decorate the party table.