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Candleholder

Create this stylish candleholder from an old table leg and a block of timber and finish it off with easy-to-use Resene Colorwood Enhance and Resene Aquaclear.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner – 53

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: a clean cloth, paintbrush, paint stirrer, piece of dressed timber measuring approx 90mm x 90mm x 40mm (ours came from a renovator’s centre), PVA glue, sandpaper, saw and a wooden table leg. Resene Aquaclear gloss and Resene Colorwood Enhance – Resene Black.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Vitra.

Other ideas: For a lighter brown finish use Resene Colorwood Enhance in Resene Walnut.

Step 1 how to make a candleholder
Step one
Cut the timber to size and trim the table leg to a 300mm length.
Step 2 how to make a candleholder
Step two
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 3 how to make a candleholder
Step three
Lightly sand the table leg and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4 how to make a candleholder
Step four
Fix the table leg to the centre of the block of timber, as shown, using PVA glue. Allow glue to dry.

Step 5 how to make a candleholder
Step five
Shake the Resene Colorwood Enhance.
Step 6 how to make a candleholder
Step six
Carefully pour the Resene Colorwood Enhance into the Resene Aquaclear and stir thoroughly.
Step 7 how to make a candleholder
Step seven
Apply one coat of the coloured Resene Aquaclear to the candleholder and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8 how to make a candleholder
Step eight
Step eight Apply a second coat of the coloured Resene Aquaclear to the candleholder and allow two hours to dry.

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