Introduction

how to make a candleholder out of drywall corner bead
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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If you've recently finished a big drywall project, you're bound to have some scraps of corner bead lying around. These handsome candleholders are an eye-catching way to use up the extras.
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    Tools List

    • metal cutting snips
      Tin snips
    • hand clamps
      Clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver with -inch and ¼-inch bits for metal
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head screwdriver to fasten machine screws
    • locking pliers
      Locking pliers
    • 2x2 wood scrap
      Scrap 2x2 for bending the bead

    Shopping List

    1. One 17-inch length of metal corner bead for the base

    2. Four identical lengths of corner bead for the uprights at the corners. (Ours were 4, 6, and 8 inches tall.)

    3. Four 4-inch lengths of corner bead to form the top

    4. Sixteen #8 ¼-inch machine screws with nuts