I made this project simply because I was interested in using the
combination of candles and mirrors. The box is made of maple and it
measures 13" x 5" 13¼". There are three holes in the center of the base
that each hold a small glass candle holder. At the back of the box, a
12" x 12" mirror tile slides into position in two dadoes.
The front of the box is made from a ¼" thick piece of poplar measuring
11" x 12¾". This piece slides into position in two more dadoes. I cut
the "sunburst" pattern (as I call it) using a scroll saw.
When the candles are all lit, this box creates a very unique image.
You can see the light coming through the sunburst pattern, and you can
also see the reflection of the back of the sunburst pattern in the mirror.
It doesn't provide a lot of light but it creates an interesting effect and
it's definitely a conversation piece.