Builder's Studio: DIY Candlesticks from Wooden Legs/Feet

This was a super quick and fun build created as part of our DIY Christmas mini-series! We took our Slagle Coffee Table Legs (Part #142264) and created beautiful complementary candlesticks. All that we needed to do was cut the leg to size and attach saucers to the top and bottom. Then, we painted them white to create a stunning farmhouse look. There are unlimited possibilities when it comes to this DIY project and the video below will help you achieve this result in no time!

Assembly Instructions

Materials needed:

Other items needed:

  • Clay saucers
  • Quick setting epoxy adhesive or other adhesive
  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Scrap wood and scrap sticks
  • Gloves
  • Paint color of your choice


  1. Determine where you would like to cut your leg to create the candlestick(s). We decided to use two of the same legs cut at different increments to create complementary candlesticks at different heights.
  2. The taller candlestick only needed the top block (plus a little more of the turning) of the leg to be cut off with a miter saw (or circular saw). The second was cut at a lower beaded turning point. We used a scrap piece of wood to help hold the leg level while cutting.
  3. If using epoxy adhesive, be sure to wear gloves. We first added the epoxy adhesive to a scrap piece of wood and mixed it together with a scrap wood stick.
  4. Flip the saucers over and attach a small circle of epoxy to the bottom of each (in the center).
  5. Attach the legs and saucers together. Ensure the saucers are centered and apply pressure to aid the adhesive. Release the pressure and wait for the adhesive to set.
  6. Once the adhesive is dry, you can finish the candlesticks. We chose to paint the entire assembly white for a farmhouse look.

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