The grain and markings in this beautifully hand turned birch candle holder is so impressive, that the Spalting almost appears as if it had been artistically hand painted. You will not find another more unique candle holder. The candle holder will accommodate either a 1 ¼ or a 2 ¼ base candle. After turning, the candle holder was sanded to an extremely smooth finish and then sealed using a food grade mineral oil blend. When the oil has dried to the touch, it is hand rubbed with a single application of Wayne's Wood Originals own "Wood Vigor". What an amazing display to add to your mantle or other special location.