This is a pair of small tea light candle holders, based almost entirely on a design by Steve Ramsey of "Woodworking for Mere Mortals". You can see his version here:
The only thing I changed was that I cut a bit of an angle from the ends of the maple pieces, rather than leave them just square and straight. The other thing I changed, somewhat reluctantly, is that I made the shallow holes for the candles a bit wider, because the "right-sized" holes seemed a bit unsafely undersized for these candles. The wood species used are maple and purpleheart.
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