Mission Candle Stands

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Project by Bigmuddyriver posted 11-12-2015 06:04 PM 1596 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these for a homeless shelter silent auction using plans from a past Woodcraft magazine with some of my own variations. The frames are red oak and the panels are walnut. These things are fun to build but very time consuming. I can build full sized furniture in less time I think.

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#1 posted 11-12-2015 06:26 PM

For me as a hobbyists time is not esencial, so I would spent time as needed on such project. You’ve done it very well!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 08:21 PM

Very nice work. Looks great.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 10:16 PM

I am building a couple of these as well. Thought I was just slow. Glad to hear that these are time consuming. Good project to build up table saw skills (for me anyway) Well done. Once i have one or so complete I will add my posting of the results.

-- Making big pieces of wood smaller since 1980

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#4 posted 11-12-2015 10:40 PM

Big, I think these just got added to my project lost by LOML. Yes, mission style takes a lot of time because of all the joints and surfaces that need sanding, but IMO, the end result is worth the time. Yours are really nice. Thank you!

-- Art

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 12:35 AM

Great looking A&C candle stands! I hope they fetch a good price at the auction!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 12:20 PM

Very nice, I can see how it takes time to make these.

Are the ebony (?) plugs structural?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 12:58 PM

nicely done they look great! I agree making small parts is very tedious.

-- Jeff Midlothian. Texas.

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 01:57 PM

These are so nice and beautifully done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 03:14 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. To answer the question about the ebony plugs, they aren’t plugs but square holes made by sawing the panel into three parts, cutting the holes using a dado blade in the center piece then gluing the panel back together.

This project is a good one to hone your skills. Also I think that almost every tool in my shop got used in building these stands.

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