Once again I was inspired by one of my favorite little downtown shops in Dexter, Mi. BoxWood Cottage and Home of has the cutest home decor and I couldn’t help but be inspired when I saw this awesome candle holder.In case you missed my Boxwood Lanterns be sure you check them out. So here is my DIY version of the boxwood candle holder.
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How to build the boxwood candle holder
Step 1: Cut Wood
Using the miter saw, I cut the 3×3″ hobby board in various sizes between 3″ – 7″. I cut 2 at 3″, 3 at 4″, 1 at 5″, 1 at 6″, and 1 at 7″. Then cut 10 dowel pieces at 2″.
Step 2: Drill Candle Holes
Before you being, be sure to mark the center. Mark the diagonal of the board to find center.
We used the drill press, however you can use a drill and clamp down the board. Drill using the 1 5/8″ forester bit down to the top of the bit. It should be about 3/4″.
Step 3: Drill holes for dowels
Before you start drilling be sure to layout our pattern for your boards. I used an X to mark the sides that needed to be drilled. You should have 4 boards with 3 holes and 4 outside boards with only 2 holes. Then mark 1″ up and 1 1/4″ in on each side of the board that will need a hole drilled. Using the 3/4″ drill bit, drill down to the top of the bit.
Step 3: Sand and Finish
Using 150 grit paper sand the sharp edges and tops of the boards. Then stain boards and dowels. I used Varathane Carrington.
Step 4: Glue Dowels into place
Place a small drop of wood glue into the holes and place dowels.
I used a mallet to hit dowel into place, but once when candle holder is tougher you can push them into place easily.
I love being inspired by local stores on the projects I create. We love how this one tuned out. It was a simple build that will make a great centerpiece on any table. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!