Step 2: Drill a Hole for the Candle

Stabilize the baluster vertically by clamping it to the leg of a table. Find the center of the baluster's top, and, using a -inch Forstner bit with your drill/driver, hollow out a hole about ¾ inch deep.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with -inch Forstner bit and 3/16-inch drill bit
    • tack cloth
      Tack cloth
    • paintbrush
    • cleaning rag

    Shopping List

    Three balusters

    Three 4x4 flat-topped post caps

    Three 6x6 flat-topped post caps

    150-grit sandpaper



    Three 3-inch wood screws

    Three 1-inch taper candles