Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tea-light candle holder



I decided to make my friend a tea-light holder out of worn barn wood for Christmas.  She has a beautiful country farm house and this will fit in with her decor.

I found a piece of wood in my shop about 3 3/4" wide and an inch thick.  I cut a piece about 16" long.
Then I cut two pieces about 1" wide from the same board for "feet."

I gathered up my tea-lights and traced their circular base centered on the wood so that I could fit 5 candles along the width.

The circles were cut out with my little trim router, to a depth of about 1/2 that of the metal base of the candle. (You could use a drill press with a forstner bit, but I didn't have the right size for that, so "I did it my way!")








I used my table saw to cut out notches for the feet. I ran it by a few times until it was the correct width.
(You could use a dado blade, but I was too lazy to set it up, so "I did it my way!")





I glued in the feet and gave the whole thing a touch-up sanding only since I want this to remain rustic looking.


I hope she likes it!



6 comments:

  1. HOW RUSTIC AND PRETTY. I LOVE IT. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  3. Love the candleholder's rustic simplicity. I'm sure she will love it. The quilted table runner is awesome too.

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  4. Oh, Julie. I love that. Such an easy project that is great for an old piece of barn wood that you don't know what to do with.

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  5. Wow, sorry for commenting on every back post I'm finding this morning, but WOW, I love this, it's a perfect decor piece, and with the right tools is a good starter project (but of course, you make everything look so easy that I could be very wrong about that "starter project" part, LOL)

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