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Project by AndyPitts posted 07-30-2015 12:13 PM 1302 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of my early pieces. I wanted plant stands, so I designed two versions to see which we liked the best. The version with walnut uses floating through tenons that are attached to hidden center stretchers with dowels that are not glued into the stretchers, so the tenons can slide back and forth seasonally to prevent the tops from splitting. They also make the tops seem to float above the aprons. The cherry and white oak version uses tenons integral to the aprons, the idea being that such a tall apron will have a little flex and also prevent the top from splitting with seasonal wood movement. In all versions the legs are bandsawn from single billets of cherry.

Cherry, Red Oak, and Walnut
Oil, Varnish, and Beeswax Finish
35” H and 21” H

Cherry and White Oak
Oil, Varnish, and Beeswax Finish
35” H and 21” H

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 01:58 PM

Love the design. Nice work.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 02:07 PM

The design is very nice and they are well executed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 03:04 PM

Elegant Andy but that seems to be the word that always comes to my mind when I see your pieces.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 10:58 AM

Very nice, Andy! I like the floating look of the walnut pair. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 05:44 PM

Those are very cool looking

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-02-2015 07:31 PM

Andy, very nice design and build. But that is no different from the rest of your work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 12:52 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments.

-- Andy Pitts, Heathsville, Virginia,, YouTube AndyPitts1000

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