Easiest DIY Woodworking Gift Idea | 40 Candle Holders from a Single 2×4

Easiest DIY Woodworking Gift Idea | 40 Candle Holders from a Single 2×4

In this DIY video, I’ll show you how to make 40 individual candle holders out of only a single 2×4 stud. This is a very cheap and simple woodworking project to help you make gifts for all of your family and friends without a lot of effort. I made all of these candle holders in just a few hours, and they make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! You can make these with only a table saw and a hand drill.

Here is an Amazon link to the matches I used in this video (not an affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DVPZ6T6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

I got the idea for this design from DIY Montreal, but redesigned it so multiples could be more easily made all at the same time. Here is a link to her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7J2UtUu1g

Thanks for watching!

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  1. Dave Nilson on July 22, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    this looks fun. now, to convince my wallet that I need a planer!

  2. Mark Veilleux on July 22, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Great work David. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the slot for the match box without a table saw?

  3. dachshund on July 22, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    I just need 20k worth of tools. Wow, easy

  4. FIZZGIG on July 22, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    Now that is a brilliant little idea!πŸ’‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ƒ

  5. Ivan Reyes on July 22, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    What happened to ur saw?

  6. Anthony Cooper on July 22, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Good video. Well done! Thank you for putting your video on YouTube.

  7. Skyler Layne on July 22, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome work on all your builds, I love the video format as is. I have a question, where do you get you get your branding irons? I’ve seen you use a few on your channel.

  8. Dante Hiesi on July 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Im from switzerland and damn your machines are so small and unsafe if compared to our standards… LOVE ITπŸ˜‰

  9. Singha Biru on July 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Nice video but I’m more impressed with the compact workshop, fantastic!

  10. vashon100 on July 22, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    3:54 Did you forget to turn on the suction?

  11. CojakSilverBack on July 22, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    the trick I have been using is bungy the shop vac hose to the drill press post, get some adjustability to get it where you need it and because it is above the foster bit as the shavings eject they somewhat get sucked into the shop vac.

  12. Floe Simmons on July 22, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    It’s not easy if you don’t have the equipment.

  13. K on July 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Great video, but be carefull with wood and candles.
    A similar project of mine once caught fire, because the metal part of the candle got too hot.

  14. dk builds on July 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for watching! If you have any thoughts about this video, I’d love to hear them in a comment below. And, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you want to see more content like this!

  15. Longhorn Workshop on July 22, 2023 at 3:21 pm


  16. Marcel Molina on July 22, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I like how you casually demonstrate your awesome and totally unexpected miter saw to planer flip top convertible station without even mentioning it in passing 🀣

    If the saw overheats it should indicate as much with a specific green and red light pattern on the control box that you can look up in the manual.

  17. Gerald Roth on July 22, 2023 at 3:26 pm


  18. Taylor Patterson on July 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    very well done, easy to follow tutorial. Awesome stuff. Subscribed.

  19. Alan Jackson Fans on July 22, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    How did y make the branding iron plz for your logo

  20. Rusty Waters on July 22, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    shops entirely too neat and tidy….over achiever!