DIY candle holder
Make your own stylish candle holders. Have all your timber cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse and make the candle holders in a day!
You will need:
76 x 76mm or 100 x 100mm pine posts cut to lengths
 fence caps or small wood scraps - see instructions below
Drill/Driver plus assorted screw bits
5 x 45mm cut screws
Ponal wood glue
180-grit sanding paper
Rust-Oleum Painters Touch 2X
1. If you cannot find fence caps you can easily make your own by gluing together layers of thin timber or board. Use three sizes to make a tiered arrangement - the top piece should be wider than the overall width of the post.
2. Use the wood filler on any gaps in the wood. You want the finished surface to be as smooth as possible.
3. Once dry, sand down with 180-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.
When you purchase the wood for the candle holders, try to choose pieces that have as few flaws as possible.
4. Apply wood glue to the top of the caps and place on your post. Use a drill/driver to screw the cap to the post - see image left.
If you are using supawood for the caps, you will need to drill pilot holes before screwing onto the post.
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