Oak Plant Stand

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-10-2014 04:46 PM 2196 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had one last plant without a a stand that has been sitting a TV table. I decided it needed a stand and I had the pretty piece of white corian with a neat pattern in it that would work just fine.
It is red oak and white corian with black corian threaded risers to give it a floating top look. The top is 9 1/2” x 14” and curved an all sides and it stands 26” high. The legs are doweled and screwed to the main ring and then a round shelf is pocket screwed to the legs for stability. I use my Fibonacci gage to set the distance for the shelf to the top on the drawing.

I’m thinking of something to turn to put in the hole in the shelf.
The last shot shows it works and the Christmas cactus is blooming early this year- maybe we are going to get a lot of snow again!!

It is finished with Zar 120 Stain and Formby’s Tung oil.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 04:58 PM

What looks like a simple design is actually extremely detailed execution.
Very nice!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 05:06 PM

Looks good Jim. I like the legs a lot and I see you even managed to use your lathe for this project. Nice wok all the way around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 05:50 PM

Very good design and execution, but I want to know more about the mods to your Kreg jig. That looks useful.

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#4 posted 11-10-2014 05:50 PM

Elegantly designed Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 11-10-2014 06:13 PM

Another fine build by the Jim…..nice.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 11-10-2014 08:45 PM

Fine Work Jim, as always… The ‘Sweep’ of the legs is spot on Perfect!
Ours here in NH was a Halloween Cactus this year too?!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 11-10-2014 09:32 PM

Really nice job Jim !
The whole thing came together great !

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#8 posted 11-10-2014 10:05 PM

Nice design. Love the leg sweep. My Christmas cactus is blooming too.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 11-10-2014 11:52 PM

Very COOL…

Nice Plant stand…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#10 posted 11-11-2014 12:36 AM

Jim, that is beautiful. I really like the pattern in the Corian top and the Red Oak grain is very distinctive.
I too, love the leg sweep, Great job.
We have the same colour Cactus exactly but ours is well finished flowering.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 11-11-2014 12:52 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments on this little stand. it was more work than I thought- especially when that shelf height came out on the curve of the legs. I had to turn an 8 degree angle on the edge to make it match up.
Hi John. I mounted my Kreg fixture on a wood block with two pieces of aluminum along the sides and I use a DeStaco clamp to hold the wood tight. I have those other two plastic pieces that I can add to it for different thickness of wood, but I pretty much just use 3/4” thick wood. I did that in lieu of using that squeeze clamp they give you with the fixture. This is pretty handy the way I have it set up

Hi Mike, you sure have a healthy plant there too!

Also, for the curve of the legs, I thought I was going to have to buy a bigger french curve to run that curve out like that. Then my cheap side talks to me and says BUY??? I made a bigger one with the help of the copier that will blow up drawings to any size. I went 200% and made a big one out of plywood. I had 3 of them: Gigi, Fifi, and Mimi…......... and now this one is Monique!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 11-11-2014 01:33 AM

Lovely piece Jim, that oak looks fabulous & adds a bit of real nice character to the make, the legs are a killer design they just sit it down firm. Top job:)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 11-11-2014 02:36 AM

Your stand turned out just fine. That corian is beautiful. And those are scraps you get? Anyway, a nice stand and you definitely need something to put on that bottom shelf. It looks unfinished.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 11-11-2014 03:00 AM

Jim, the only thing I see wrong with this is your plan to put something on the shelf! I like the detail of the void in the middle!
Monique is pretty sweet, too.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 11-11-2014 03:38 AM

Well done Jim!!!! Nice piece of furniture…... it will look good with a pot and plant sitting on it. indoor blooms always look nice.
The leg sweep is nice and graceful too.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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