Graham Nash Music Stand #5: Building the Podium (the lost photos!)

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Blog entry by Blake posted 10-03-2011 06:05 AM 3604 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, so I just found these photos on my other camera so this entry is a little out of order.

This bookmatched pair came from the most figured and beautiful section of the original slab and I have saved them for the podium (what I am calling the top part of the music stand). I had originally wanted to keep the natural edge and incorporate it into the design of the music stand.

This was part of the original plan, although I was not entirely decided:

After staring at it on the shelf for a few weeks, I finally decided I had to cut off the natural edges and make a panel

Oh well, I tried to keep it. But in the end this was the right decision.

Kind of a sad moment (I have a thing for natural edges).

I did the tung and groove joinery for the styles and rails on the router table.

The parts:

The two figured panels will be free-floating to allow for expansion/contraction with rubber “space balls” to keep them snug.

The glue-up:

This took about 3 hours for a total of 22 hours of building time so far.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Dan M

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 06:32 PM

Ahh.. that explains the change in design.

I was catching up on this blog (which is wonderful and will serve as an inspiration for me) last night and said:

“Hey, wait a minute! Where are the natural edges???”

I have to agree, however, I can see how they would’ve been a challenge. Did you also move away from the angled podium? That was another idea that I really liked.

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 02:36 AM

Beautiful work!

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