Tip: The siding costs a couple of dollars per board foot more than new pine stock. However, purchasing it will save time when it comes to painting and distressing.
1. Start by using a wire brush to clean any dirt or loose wood fibers from the board.
2. Using the table saw, rip the 1"x8"x6' board into a 4" wide board.
3. Cut the 1"x4"x6' board down to 36" lengths using the miter saw. The remaining lumber will be used later for the detail pieces and the tray feet, so keep those handy as well.
4. To layout where the candles will be placed use a carpenters square and layout the holes to be 3" apart.
5. Using a 1-1/2" Forstner bit drill the series of holes along the board. Stop the bit when the top of the Forstner bit is level with the board. Keep some lumber at the bottom of each hole to support the candle. Place candle.
Tip: To keep the board from moving while drilling, clamp the board to your work surface.