Plant stand #1: Small table for potted plants

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 03-02-2016 03:46 AM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter asked me to make her a small, narrow table to fit in front of her window to hold some potted plants. So the mandolin project is on hold for a few weeks. I have lots of red oak left over from my last project, (I try to buy more than I need).

I do not have final dimensions yet but I know it will be about 30” wide, 30” high and 9”-12” deep. Here is my simple guide.

I know some members of this forum don’t like biscuit joints. I find them useful. I often use them when adding a solid wood edge to a plywood panel. For this project I’m making a solid wood top.

Slots are cut. I’ve got the cauls ready. Clamps are nearby. Glue is open. What could go wrong?

Well I forgot the wax paper. The roll was empty so I’m digging some old pieces out of the trash. Of course cauls need to be clamped to work and I can’t clamp them on the table. So I move the whole clamped contraption to some saw horses. Here you can see the top, it’s right there under the wax paper between the cauls and behind the clamps.

Here are some blanks for the legs. They will be 1.5” x 1.5”. I’ll get 2 legs out of each blank.

Sorry about the dates on the pics. I really should figure out how to change that.
More to come next week.

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 11:28 PM

Hey, BJ, is that is your worst, you are doing pretty darn good. :)

-- Art

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 11:17 AM

Looking good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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