Plant Stand

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 05-28-2014 05:43 AM 1375 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to make this because the customer had one she liked but it was too small. I don’t have a picture of the original but it was a very rustic piece. I tried to stay close in the design but decided to go more modern in the finish of the stand. I used beech for the legs (not my best choice, since it added several hours to the shaping due to the hardness) and I used cherry for the shelves. The top shelf is 11” and the bottom is 14”.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 01:29 PM

Well done!

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 05:09 PM

Great work! Very interesting design. Is it actually reversible or just made to look that way. Being able to turn it over for a little different look with different wood would be pretty interesting to try.

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 02:18 AM

Great looking stand, I like the design, the legs and shelves can be finished on both sides/ends and it can be flipped so up is down and down is up.

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 07:32 AM

Thanks for the comments. I think to make it reversable I would need to shape the legs with more flare on the top, as is (the base being larger than the top) I think it would look unstable. I think you are correct though, and if I did it again I would add that flare and possibly try differing woods on the faces of the shelves. I would definately use a different wood for the legs, something easier to shape. I thought about giving the upper ends of the legs some flare by shaping a pattern in the ends, but the wood is just to hard to carve on.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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