Limbert 244 plant stand

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Project by Topapilot posted 08-04-2009 06:32 AM 4921 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang,
I have one plant, a rubber plant (or maybe a jade plant, I guess I should go over to garden tenders and ask) that I’ve raised from a broken branch. The great thing about this plant is even with my brown thumb I can not water it for 4~6 months, give it a drink, and it’s fine. Just the sort of plant for me.

Because it works so well for me, I decided I needed to give it a special home. I had a piece of cherry from the bookcase I just fininshed, and since it’s going in the same room I decided this would be the right material. I saw a project on ‘tree frog furniture’ (google the blog) and liked the curves. I copied the template onto mdf that I marked out in 1” squares and used that with the router.

The circles were cut out using a Pat router base on my big DeWalt 3+hp plunge router. This was the first time in the ten years I’ve owned that beast that I’ve felt comfortable using it. It was very stable with that base.

Now I’ve descovered you can’t just run out to the big box store and get a pot that matches the stand. If anyone has a suggestion about where to find a pot that is size, shape, and period appropriate, please let me know.

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 06:43 AM

A special home indees, nice job.

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 02:56 PM

Nice job. I have a rubber/jade plant that needs the same type of home. This is a very nice option. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 06:36 PM

Very nice! We just saw one in the “Craftsman Home” store in Berkeley yesterday. I’m making a Limbert Lamp Table #240 ala He has a great blog.

What finish did you use? I have an end table that I had a bonsai on for years and ended up staining the middle of the top from water damage. I need to refinish it.

I’ve got a Hitachi M12V 3 1/4 HP router that scares me. I just had to thread lock the collet.

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