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Holiday Centerpiece


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

Nothing brings life to a table like a festive centerpiece! Make your very own Shanty2Chic Centerpiece with these plans and don’t forget to show us your finished piece on RYOBI Nation!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Start by cutting your 1x6 board. Make 4 cuts at 23.5” each using a miter saw.

    2. Step: 2

      Use your drill with a hole saw attachment to make 4 holes through one of the 23.5” boards. I spaced mine evenly about every 4.75”.

    3. Step: 3

      Once your holes are cut, use a sander to smooth the edges a bit.

    4. Step: 4

      Now it’s time to attach all of your boards. Use wood glue between each board, and stack the 3 boards without holes first. Hold the boards in place using the brad nailer with 1.25” brad nails.

    5. Step: 5

      Stack the board with holes last. Use wood glue on the bottom of this board before attaching it to your other 3 boards and nail in place using the brad nailer.

    6. Step: 6

      Now finish the block using your choice of paint or wood stain. I chose to stain mine, and once it was dry I used the sander to distress the finish a bit. Attach a metal pull to each each using your drill.

    7. Step: 7

      Fill small glass votives with candles and you have a perfect centerpiece!

Comments (7)


  • I wood love to try Tools
    By Jeffypop6, on November 9, 2015

  • I am going to try to make these this week. I'd like to make 3-4 as Gifts for people at Christmas.
    By Mike Mercer, on November 16, 2015

  • I was able to make 6 of these; and they're going to make great Christmas Presents this year. I used 1x4's, instead of 1x6's, and I only used 3 instead of 4. I then added candles from the local Dollar Store. ( The candles were in small glass votives, like yours ). I also managed to get some great handles in the Hardware section of the local Dollar Store as well, to complete this project. Thanks again for the great inspiration, on such an easy-to-do project!
    By Mike Mercer, on November 19, 2015

  • What size hole was drilled out for the votives? The direction's don't say.
    By cbstrother_130147, on November 23, 2015

  • Buy the votives you want to use and drill them according to the diameter. Some are bigger than others and depending on the size of your table you may want to make it longer.
    By Marksikern, on November 30, 2015

  • 18V Portable band saw would sure be a game changer!
    By Caneguy, on November 30, 2016

  • Super easy and decorative. Great father son project. Multiple family members have requested one
    By surshot, on December 5, 2016

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Holiday Centerpiece

by Shanty 2 Chic
Oct 29, 2015

Nothing brings life to a table like a festive centerpiece! Make your very own Shanty2Chic Centerpiece with these plans and don’t forget to show us your finished piece on RYOBI Nation!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Start by cutting your 1x6 board. Make 4 cuts at 23.5” each using a miter saw.

  2. Step: 2

    Use your drill with a hole saw attachment to make 4 holes through one of the 23.5” boards. I spaced mine evenly about every 4.75”.

  3. Step: 3

    Once your holes are cut, use a sander to smooth the edges a bit.

  4. Step: 4

    Now it’s time to attach all of your boards. Use wood glue between each board, and stack the 3 boards without holes first. Hold the boards in place using the brad nailer with 1.25” brad nails.

  5. Step: 5

    Stack the board with holes last. Use wood glue on the bottom of this board before attaching it to your other 3 boards and nail in place using the brad nailer.

  6. Step: 6

    Now finish the block using your choice of paint or wood stain. I chose to stain mine, and once it was dry I used the sander to distress the finish a bit. Attach a metal pull to each each using your drill.

  7. Step: 7

    Fill small glass votives with candles and you have a perfect centerpiece!