View Full Version : Need advice on prop building

07-16-2007, 09:43 PM
Hello all,

Been lurking on these boards for a long time and was hoping I could get some advice on how to build a piece. It's an old-style votive candle holder. See here for 2 pics:


I don't have access to any power tools... what would be the best way of recreating something like this? It will hold electric flicker votives... haven't gotten them in the mail yet but I would image they're lightweight.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!



Jim Warfield
07-17-2007, 01:41 AM
Any material that you build this out of will cost you a fair amount of money because of the redundancy of the tubular main frame requirements.
Small diameter steel pipe will be difficult to bend and leave it pretty illregularly bent unless you have alot of skill or luck.
A blacksmith built a twister machine to twist steel bars and the work to make that item was substantial in my opinion.
There is no quick, cheap or easy way to build this .

07-17-2007, 03:27 AM
If you decide to take the easy way out, here's one that looks pretty similar to your design: http://www.frightcatalog.com/Halloween-Props/Candles+and+Candle+Holders/Floor+Stand+Chandelier-1003008/

damon carson
07-17-2007, 12:58 PM
I would suggest pvc. You could use many different sizes of it. You could run any wiring if any up through the middle. You can paint it to any finish. It may not come out exactly but you would be the only one who would know what your tryin to duplicate. And what you save in $$$ it may be worth the different look and besides you created it. The hardware store could cut all your pieces with a list of what you need. All you have to do it glue it together.

07-17-2007, 01:03 PM
Check your local pawn shops, garage sales, antique shops, or similar....someone's old "aunt Betty" must have these lying around somewhere...even check eBay....

07-17-2007, 05:14 PM
Thx for the replies :)