I wouldn't use yard sticks. maybe a butcher block top, but I love the old sewing machine base! An antique Singer treadle sewing machine base finds new life as a table with the addition of vintage yardsticks nailed to an oak top.
Would be expecially awesome to find a branch that was arch shaped so it would sit on table with the candle lites up in air rather than flat on table. 5 tealight wood candle holder low lying bark on split log eco nature beeswax candles