This sconce is 9 1/2" tall. I used contrasting wood for the backer board to make the fretwork show up better. Notice the two plugs in the bottom. They are covering the screw holes for mounting the sconce to the wall. They are called button plugs and can be found in many craft and woodworking stores. Drill a 1/8" hole for the screws then counter sink a larger hole for the plugs.
The pattern calls for 1/2" thick wood for the shelf and fretwork. The backer board is 1/4" thick. I used a #5 scroll reverse blade for the entire project. The shelf is mounted with a slot and tab construction for strength. Make sure you do not over cut the slot. You want the tab to fit tight in the slot. With this slot and tab and some glue the shelf will carry the weight of the candle with no problem.
Sconces are often made in pairs. If you make a pair then you should mirror them so they face each other.
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