Music Directors Stand

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Project by DocK16 posted 08-02-2009 07:06 AM 2544 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s late and I’m just finishing this project by puting on a coat of wax It is due for Sunday service tomorrow (a few hours) It is a music/director stand for our choir director who is leaving for another position. Made of cherry, finish is wash coat of dewaxed shellac ( 1 lb cut) followed by cherry gel-stain and 3 coats of sparay poly then hand rubbed wax. I wanted it to come out darker but not sure why 2 coats of get stain didn’t give it a deeper color. May have to try dye next time. I ask for any critique as my wife say the traditional pedestal doesn’t go with the more modern top. I kiinda have to agree with her on this point.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 07:15 AM

Hey Dock
This a most beautiful stand wonderful design and well done

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 07:15 AM

That is a beautiful looking piece.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 07:21 AM

Hey LumberBud

Your stand is very well done. I think the design is fine, fits together well.

I’m sure it will be a wonderful gift and become a heirloom for generations to come.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 07:27 AM

Many thanks Jim, Dan

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Don K.

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 07:55 AM is very beautiful….I really like the choice of contrasting woods….and in my opinion…the “Newer” style top has a unique look with the more traditional bottom.

I think it is a nice blend of the two….If you was to make another one…you “Might” try doing the same style again…but maybe make the bottom just a tad stronger…same design…just a bit “Thicker” or bolder on the bottom to marry to the thicker top.

NO offense meant at all…I think it is beautiful as is…just a thought is all.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#6 posted 08-02-2009 12:13 PM

it is LOVELY
I tend to agree with the “thicker” comment… Looking at it with that idea, it does seem to be heavier at the top.

Some day I want to make one for my daughter.. this will be added to my inspirations collection.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 08-02-2009 01:04 PM

Great stand. I like the mix of styles. It move from a conservative design at the bottom up the post to a more complex and free design. The activity of the piece increases as you view from the bottom up.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 08-02-2009 03:20 PM

It looks great, DocK!

I would never have thought about a discrepancy in styles if it had not been brought up. After further review, I agree with Don that maybe a little heavier base would look even better.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-02-2009 04:35 PM

Beautiful piece of work! I think the styles look fine together and it makes it one of a kind. I agree with Don that the base shold be thicker. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 08-02-2009 05:38 PM

I too like the mix of styles, the two marry well together, as the top is mostly hidden anyway I don’t think it is even an issue, however as a piece alone it is beautiful and fresh. I love the intricate details of the top and if anything it makes a focal spot for a beautiful stand.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 08-02-2009 08:25 PM

Very fine woodworking Doc! Whoever receives it will cherish it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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