My wife asked me to come up with a design for an Advent candle stand so I doodled up this.
It's based on a table lamp I built a few years ago. I figured if I wind up building it, I'll make two and make the other one a floor lamp. the only difference is the length of the cross arms at the top.
The tapered vertical pieces are cut with a dovetail cutter so they fit together leaving a space up the center for a power cord. It's a little fiddly to get the cutter set exactly right but once it is, the pieces are easily cut--they're identical--and easy to assemble.