Fluted (or Linen Fold) Buffet or display stand

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Project by SPHinTampa posted 01-08-2009 08:10 PM 2561 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fluted Buffet or display stand- 14” x 72” x 32”.

Originally made to support a 400lb stone statue, it has no cabinet space as I put in a lot of cross bracing to support the weight. However, I was still uncomfortable with having 400lbs sitting up on a stand, so it got repurposed from display unit to buffet.

- Made a carcass from poplar plywood, joined using rabbited and dadoed panels. Large box sits on top of smaller base box.
- Made flutes the hard way. I do not like the large horizontal cove bits, so I have vertical panel raising bits. I used a RAS vs a TS, so using the saw blade to do the coving was not an option
- Routes cove profile on both sides of 3.5”x27” stick so that I had a tent shape stick (32 of them)
- Edge glued 4 together for each side and 21 together for front – creating large fluted panels
- Refined cove profile with gooseneck scraper
- Used nails and construction adhesive to attach panels to poplar carcass
- Used three edge joined poplar boards to make top, with smaller cove bit to create edge profile
- Stained entire project with Minwax 225 – Red Mahogany (3 coats) and 3 coats with satin poly

Lessons learned
- Make fluted projects on a smaller scale, edge joining 21 staves into a panel is a nightmare to keep aligned

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 01-08-2009 09:59 PM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 01:22 AM


Did you turn the candle stick holders, too?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-12-2009 05:37 AM

No, I bought them. I only just bought my lathe and I am still practicing sharpening the tools more than making anything useful.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 04:32 AM

Looks nice/

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 03:00 AM

nice piece and creative…...

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 03:07 AM

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