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Woodwork questions-img_3925.jpg any suggestions on what I can use to finish the Candle stands. I thought to maybe use polyurethane. Any suggestions?


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Rattle can lacquer.

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no matter what you use ...

Those will only stay looking that good IF you never burn the candles because the hot was will get down into the grooves and be difficult to remove. They do look nice this way! If it were me I would want to dip them in something and let them drain off and dry.... not sure what that would be though, maybe a clear water based finish?

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I agree on the lacquer and I like the candle stands.
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Those will only stay looking that good IF you never burn the candles because the hot was will get down into the grooves and be difficult to remove. They do look nice this way! If it were me I would want to dip them in something and let them drain off and dry.... not sure what that would be though, maybe a clear water based finish?
What if he dipped them in candle wax?

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Thanks everyone for your advice. Woodwork questions-img_3924.jpgWoodwork questions-img_3923.jpg


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Are you using a sandblaster to get those deep crevasses in the wood?

To get something deep into those crevasses, I'd think you'd need to dip them. Spray can application might work, but you'll need to play around some to get it to spray down in there. You might also look into wood stabilization techniques.
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My suggestion would be to go to a Dollar Store of some type or even a Walmart and see if can't find a small dish or ashtray or some thing like that that the candle will fit into a will collect any wax that would run down the side of the candle to eliminate the wax getting into the wood.
Next step would be to get a gallon can of polyurethane put a small hook or eye bolt in one end of the stand tie a string to it and dip the stand in the poly and let it set a minute to make sure it flows in all of those crevases then pull it out and hang it up some where to completely dry. Repeat as necessary to get desired finish
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My suggestion would be to go to a Dollar Store of some type or even a Walmart and see if can't find a small dish or ashtray or some thing like that that the candle will fit into a will collect any wax that would run down the side of the candle to eliminate the wax getting into the wood.
The thing you are talking about has a name. It's a bobeche.
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A lot depends on where you live and personal choice what you finish them with. Lacquer is a good finish for that project but is not available everywhere. You could use polyurethane or shellac or any number of oil finishes. The candle holders have a rustic look to them so I would use a satin finish.
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Are you using a sandblaster to get those deep crevasses in the wood?



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A lot depends on where you live and personal choice what you finish them with. Lacquer is a good finish for that project but is not available everywhere. You could use polyurethane or shellac or any number of oil finishes. The candle holders have a rustic look to them so I would use a satin finish.


Thanks for the advice I have Polyurethane so I'll try it and post pics on Sunday


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I have yet to apply the polyurethane to the candle stands. I have been a little busy finishing off a rustic TV stand. Same type of wood - I have applied polyurethane to it an turned out okay. Not 100% happy with the finish. A satin finish Steve suggested would look better. Name:  IMG_3956.jpg
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