Tea Light Candle Cube

7 Materials
30 Minutes

Over the past few years I have collected offcuts of various timbers for either firewood or potential project ideas. This latest project is super simple, quick, and once you have the basic tool kit, very cheap. They are perfect gift ideas and design is completely up to you, however, for this post I chose to keep in straight forward.

The tools you will need:

Belt / Orbital sander.

Saw (Power or manual).


tea light candle cube

Select the block of timber you want to use.

  • I chose 100mm x 100mm cypress pine.
tea light candle cube

Cut to size and sand all six (6) sides with 80 grit, 120 grit, 180 grit, and finish with 240 grit.

  • I chose to use a Belt sander for 80 and 120 grits. Then I used Orbital sander with 180 and 240 grits.
tea light candle cube

Select which end you wish to be the top and mark out the centre as shown.

tea light candle cube

Then get 1 5/8" forstner bit to drill out hole.

tea light candle cube

Drill hole until top of tealight candle sits 10mm above timber.

tea light candle cube

Apply 100% Bees wax with clean rag.

tea light candle cube

Tea Light Candle Cube complete :)

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1 question
  • Victoria
    31 minutes ago

    I know nothing about wood working. How did you round the edges so nicely?

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  • Carla
    2 days ago

    Love it! I've done this with tree branches to make larger candle holders.

  • Linda Premo
    2 days ago

    Very nice. I love the wood grain on your example. Great idea. Thanks for posting it🤗

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