Found Wooden Candle Tray

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I found this hunk of wood in the park back in the fall, and it was interesting enough that I brought it home.  I left it in the garage for a few weeks to dry out, then I dropped it a few times to make sure the wood was solid enough to work with.  And only a few little pieces broke off, so I knew I was good.

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First we leveled out the wood with these little screw-in feet.  I’m not sure what they are actually called, but they were in a baby food jar in the garage so I’m going with that.

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Then I measured a routing drill bit to fit the size of a standard tea light. Sorry for the blurry.

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Then we drilled holes in our hunk o’wood.

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Stained it.

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Sprayed it with lacquer.

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And here is the finished product.

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And the finished product on fire.

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How’s THAT for instruction?


Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

7 thoughts on “Found Wooden Candle Tray”

  1. Fabulous! What a fantastic way to bring a rustic, natural element into your home. I’ve done something similar, but rather than leaving it in the garage to dry I put it in my oven on low. That way it killed any hitchhikers that may have tried to come in.


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