It was very simple to construct and it works well for what I wanted on the table. The glass helps to shelter the flame and gives it a nice glow, especially in the evening!
To build the box, I used scrap wood left over from building the outdoor furniture.
Bottom of box - 13 1/2" x 5" (pine)
Sides - 13 1/2" (cut from 1x4 pine)
Ends - 6 1/2" (cut from 1x4 pine)
Assemble the box using wood glue and wood screws.
Next, I took the inside measurement of the box and cut my glass to fit (on the inside). I cut the glass to measure 8" high. I assembled the glass box using hot glue, but I'm sure there are products out there specifically used for glass. I was only using what I had on hand at the time.
The box was a little boring, as is, so I decided to make some "chunky" handles for the ends. Just a note...the handles are decorative only! Using more scrap 1x4 pine, I made the handles to look like this...
I spray painted the handles with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze and painted the box with my new favorite blue paint. When dry, I used an old chip brush to apply a dark brown paint over the blue paint. I lightly sanded all surfaces with 220-grit sandpaper.
I attached the handles with a bit of wood glue and wood screws. Make sure to pre-drill so the wood does not split. Insert the glass, add some river rocks and candles and there you have it, a "candleplace".
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