Mission Candleholder Wood Plans, Beginner WoodWorking Project


False tenons simplify the construction of this project! Our plans make it easy to build. Quick and easy download.


Mission Candleholder Wood Plans


The care and attention that goes into creating a functional and attractive piece of woodwork relates to the fundamental ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Because of the small size of its parts, this candlestick holder can be made entirely with hand tools, true to Mission style's founding principles.

If you've been holding on to off-cuts of quartersawn oak, dig them out for this project. The base of my holder is 10 1/4" long, but you can customize the dimensions to suit the stock you have on hand.

Because I often make little projects such as this in multiples to give as gifts, I try to simplify construction so I can make them quickly. The most difficult element in making this candlestick holder is what appears to be
through-mortise-and-tenon detailing. There's a trick, though. The rail connecting the two uprights sits in shallow mortises, and the chamfered “ends” of the rail are actually separate pieces that also sit in shallow mortises on the opposite sides of the uprights.

This is a sample of our custom made set of woodworking plans that are included already in our full site wood plans package, which also contains 15,000 more great wood plans like this. These small sample plans are intended to give our customers a preview of our large woodworking plans package before they purchase it. Please note, this particular item does not include the thousands of bonus wood plans on that package, this is for one plan only. This is one of the plans included as part of the complete woodworking plans package. Perhaps if this plan is all you need, then purchase it direct, otherwise, our full site access plan package is the best overall value.

Our plans are designed and written to be easy to follow and understand. This is a very simple plan with very simple instructions. You don't need an engineering degree and be able to read complex blueprints to understand our plans. You should be comfortable with woodworking and have good solid building skills, but our blueprints are still designed to be easy to read.

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