Candle Lantern

Whether out on the deck or inside on a table, these lanterns make a bright addition to your home. And you can build them in just a weekend.

Even though lighting technology has moved way beyond candles, the gentle flicker still draws people in. In an instant, you’ve created a welcoming, comforting environment. Housing the candle in a lantern only heightens the experience and calls back to an earlier time. This lantern project has everything a weekend project should have. This lantern keeps the ease of construction while incorporating enough thoughtful details you expect in a custom piece. Speaking of details, let’s take a quick survey of a few. The tapered profile and overhanging top evoke Arts & Crafts styling. The seamless miters show off the shape and allow the individual pieces to flow together. All straight lines can feel harsh. So the project designer incorporated curves in the bottom, windows, and the opening in the top to balance the straight lines. From a building point of view, simple can be challenging, too. In this project, you’ll learn how to use a template to not only form the shapes but to create the miter joints, as well. The brass handle at the top is even a custom-made piece. What you’ll discover is that in a short time, you can build a few of these lanterns. Some for inside, others for the deck, and a few to give as gifts. A great way to spend a weekend.



What You Get:

  • 8 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 22 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
  • Materials List & Project Supplies Sources

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