Bring the spirit of the north woods into your home with these candle stands made from natural birch logs. Sized to safely hold standard tealights, these stands make an elegant accent in contemporary, traditional and rustic settings. They add an earthy, natural element to an old farmer's table, a formal dinner table or an ultramodern sofa table. They're also very popular as centerpieces at wedding receptions and corporate banquets because they can be raffled off to guests when the event is over.
Each candle stand is truly unique and incorporates all the natural character you expect of natural wood: imperfections, knots and all. They're roughly 3" in diameter and come in 3", 5" and 8" heights (give or take). The bottoms are covered with felt and each candle holder comes with three unscented tea lights. The tea lights are a standard ½" tall, 1½" in diameter and will burn for about 2 hours. Available individually or in sets of three.
I've been asked why I make these with tea light inserts instead of wrapping a solid candle in birch bark. There are two reasons. First, it's a matter of safety. When I build a campfire, my first choice for kindling is birch bark because it burns so readily. Seems to me a candle wrapped in birch bark would be a serious fire hazard. Second, by using tea lights these candle stands will last forever. You just replace the inexpensive tea lights and they're good as new.
Some people prefer the look of clean bark while others prefer the natural rustic look. When you receive your birch candle stands they will be just the way they came from the woods. If you'd like to clean them up, click here for some tips.