Make this gorgeous centerpiece. Perfect for the holidays and birthday celebrations. With the holidays around the corner and severalbirthday celebrations, I wanted to make something special and unique that we could use over the years. I stumbled across this on a sale website and decided I could make mine for a fraction of the $100 cost.
- 4×4 lumber. I used Douglas Fir
- Stain (I used sunbleach)
- Staining pad
- Taper candles in different lengths (7/8 diameter)
- Mitre Saw*
- Sander with 220 grit paper
- Fostner Bit (I used 7/8)
*If you don’t have a saw, your local home improvement store should be able to cut close to your desired length so all you have to do is sand.
First step is to cut the wood to your desired length. I went with 36 inches.
Next step is to markup your wood to ensure your holes have some symmetry.
If you are going for a uniform pattern, make a pattern on a scrap piece of wood using your fostner bit. I used 7/8 inches bit size.
Once you are satisfied with placement. It’s time to drill.
Next step is to sand and stain using your desired stain, apply with stain pads. I used a leftover stain I had on hand.
I opted not to use a clear coat but you can do so for extra protection.
Let it dry for a couple of hours and its ready for use.
This was really fun to work on and will get good use in our home. Drop a line to let me know if you try it out.
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