Mission/Craftsman Music Stand

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Project by WMD2006 posted 12-16-2014 03:20 AM 2555 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second music stand and the fourth or so foray into Craftsman style furniture. Built for a customer, it used nearly every tool in the shop.
I started with two boards of quartersawn oak and resawed a section to build the box for the base. I realized there was a bend inside the board and switched from a miter to a locked rabbet which kept the box straight. The feet are attached with a bolt from the bottom with walnut accents.
The height is maintained by a mortised pin that locks at every two inches. The top also pivots on a locking bolt with matching wooden caps.
The top includes a walnut inlay of a music staff as well as pinned through tenons on top. I built a cove for the music rest on the table saw and added two small walnut pins underneath to add interest.
Finish was mission oak stain plus semigloss poly and turner’s wax.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 03:36 AM

Beauty stand – joinery, details, functional movements, all very nicely done. Some pretty oak too. Your stand will inspire some fine tones and rhythms. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 04:31 AM

Man that thing came out looking really nice! Pretty neat execution of a concept! Of course I’d expect no less from you! :D

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 09:06 AM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 02:18 PM

What a classy music stand! nicely done!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 04:18 PM

Very nice, looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-17-2014 12:28 AM

Very nice work – your sax?

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#7 posted 12-17-2014 03:50 PM

Yes, that’s the tenor Keilwerth in black nickel finish. I have the matching alto from HS. This one I bough myself used for Christmas a few years ago and had a friend restore it. I haven’t been able to convince myself to get the bari yet…

-- -MDWhite

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 03:47 PM

Very nice stand. Craftsman style is my favorite. I’ve been thinking about doing a stand for my retired music director brother, who favors the tenor sax. I may have to “steal” some of your design concepts, if that’s ok.

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