Rustic Wooden Candle Holders

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 10:59
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Build your own rustic wooden candle holders!  These are so easy to make with just some scrap 4x4s and flat moudling.  

Build by Jaime Costiglio for Handbuilt Holiday

rustic wooden candle holders

Build your own rustic wooden candle holders using scrap or reclaimed wood.  These wood candle holders are so easy to make and add a rustic wood touch to your home.  

Wood Candle Holder Features

  • Easy to build
  • Perfect scrap wood project
  • Fits any candle up to 3-1/2" diameter
  • Solid wood design
  • Adds wood texture and character to your home
  • Paint or stain any color
  • Can be built any height that is stable (if building taller, you'd want to build a bigger base)

wooden candle holders

More Photos and Build Post

This free woodworking plan is brought to you by Jaime Costiglio for our Handbuilt Holiday series.  This is our seventh year of giving you a new, free gift plan in the 12 Fridays leading up to Christmas.  You can see all our past Handbuilt Holiday plans here.

Jaime Costiglio built these wood candle holders and has lots more photos of both the build process and the final wooden candle holders. Please stop over and check out her post before the plans.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AT JAIMECOSTIGLIO.COM

Dimensions
wooden candle pillar
Can be made any height that is stable

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1 - 4x4 @ desired height (Jaime's are 3.5”, 4.5” and 5”)
  • 16" - 1/4” x 7/8” flat lattice
  • 18" - 1/2” x 3/4” flat moulding
  • 1" brad nails or pin nails
Cut List
  • 1 - 4x4 @ desired height (mine are 3.5”, 4.5” and 5”)
  • 4 - 1/4” x 7/8” flat lattice @ 4” long point to long point, both ends 45 degree miter not parallel
  • 4 - 1/2” x 3/4” flat moulding @ 4 3/8” long point to long point, both ends 45 degree miter not parallel
Tools
Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Cut 4x4 with compound miter saw to desired length.

Miter the bottom trim around the base, attach with glue and 1" brad nails or pin nails.

Step 2

Repeat steps for the smaller top trim, but leave a 1/4" reveal at the top.

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