A trendy candelabra is a useful centerpiece that doesn’t should value a bundle. This DIY model in wooden is an simply constructed challenge that may be could be a dialog piece in addition to a helpful accent.
This specific wooden candelabra is made out of various lengths of two×2 lumber. It’s a simple and reasonably priced woodworking undertaking that has a pleasant artwork deco fashion. It makes an incredible centerpiece for a desk or is an attention grabbing addition to a mantle. The design idea is scalable, which means that you might make a much bigger extra complicated model by merely chopping and including extra items of two×2. All the supplies used within the undertaking could be bought at House Depot or at your native ironmongery shop.
- 2” x 2” x eight’ wooden
*I minimize the two×2 into 9 items to make up the physique of the candelabra
- 2” drywall screws to connect the items of two×2 into units
- Gorilla® Wooden Glue to affix the screwed-collectively units of two×2
- Danish oil
- Chop noticed or round noticed
- Orbital sander or sandpaper
- 18 volt cordless drill
- Drill press (optionally available)
- Foam paintbrush
- C clamps
STEP 1: I used my chop noticed to chop 9 items of two×2 into various lengths. For those who don’t have a chop noticed, a round noticed works simply as properly. As soon as I settled on the tallest piece ( 10 ½” ) and the shortest piece ( three ¾” ) I reduce the opposite seven items at totally different lengths between these two factors.
STEP 2: I used my orbital sander to clean each aspect of every piece and spherical the sides and corners. In case you don’t have an orbital sander, you possibly can sand the wooden by hand with sandpaper.
STEP three: Subsequent you must create the holes for the candles in a single finish of every wooden piece. Earlier than you drill into the wooden, measure some taper candles to find out how huge you must make the opening. Whereas normal taper candles can range barely in girth, a mean measurement ought to work properly for many.
You should use a cordless drill and a boring bit to drill into the top of the two×2. Be additional cautious as a result of it’s straightforward for the bit to leap from the wooden. Boring bits are often fairly lengthy and could be troublesome to regulate should you aren’t very tall. I discovered it simpler to clamp the woodpiece to a block, which gave me extra management of the drill. It’s also a safer choice. When you’ve got a drill press, this half is even simpler
STEP four: After the I made the holes, I wiped off the wooden items to ensure they have been clear and mud free. I then utilized one coat of Danish Oil utilizing a foam paintbrush.
STEP 5: I didn’t need any of the screws to be seen on the completed candelabra, so I first hooked up the items into units: one set of three, one set of 5, and the final piece on it’s personal. It’s a good suggestion to predrill all of the holes earlier than screwing the items collectively.
STEP 6: As soon as the units have been full, I used wooden glue to stick the three sections collectively, ensuring that the screws have been turned to the within of the candelabra.
STEP 7: To ensure that the development dries securely, I clamped all of the items along with two giant C clamps. I used 4 scrap wooden items to maintain from bruising the wooden and to disperse the strain evenly.
As soon as the glue has set, you’ll be able to take away the clamps. Gorilla® Wooden Glue directions point out you can take away the clamps after simply 20 minutes, however ought to let the piece dry in a single day for the utmost bond. It develops roughly eighty% of its complete bond power in 1 to 2 hours.
After you will have eliminated the clamps and the glue has dried sufficiently, you possibly can insert the candles of your selection and place the candelabra on the desk or mantel — or wherever you would like.
Lit or unlit, this DIY wooden candelabra is a putting house accent. I opted for a pure wooden look, however your creativeness is the one limiting issue. The wooden for the piece could be stained or painted in any tone or colour to work with your own home’s decor.
Excessive fashion at a low value — It’s the right piece for a candlelit dinner with buddies or a romantic night at house.