Candleholder Kubus Inspiration

Sunday, March 20, 2016

DIY candle holder
DIY candle holder
The first time I saw Kubus candleholder I felt instantly in love with it. Although Kubus can look like a modern design, the truth is it was designed in 1962 by Lassen and it has lasted until today totally fashionable.
I really needed this cube goodness in my house, but the original piece costs around 200$ and well, I don’t have 200$ to spend in a candleholder-piece-of-art. So I tried to figure out how I could do it myself on a budget.
This candleholder, though simple to make, it requires some time due to glue drying times, but definitely worth it!

My boyfriend helped me to draw sketches by hand (you can see the mess) in order to decide what size and measures I wanted the cube. Once I decided that I marked measurements on the wood with a pencil and cut the wooden strips carefully.
To make the cube: 

Wooden strips:
4 x 15 cm
8 x 13 cm
Wood glue
Spray paint 

So, the pieces that make up the squares are 15 and 13 cm pieces. Each square is comprised of two of each. For the cube, you have to make two squares (obviously…otherwise it would be a weird cube) like the one in the pic. 

I used special wood glue to attach them and let it dry following the label instructions.
Next, I glued on the pillar pieces carefully and I waited until it was completely dry to glue the top square piece. Once again, I let it dry and then I glued the pipe ends. Finally, I painted it with aged bronze spray paint, and taraaaaaaaa!!
DIY candle holder
DIY candle holder

Of course, this is NOT Kubus, but is an inexpensive way of having something similar without spending too much, and it looks quite nice :). 

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  1. Oh my gosh this is so neat!!!!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  2. This is amazing!!! Where are the pillar pieces from?

    1. hi there! The pillar pieces are for a local ironmongery, they are pipe ends :)