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Knotty Alder Buffalo Plant Stand

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Project by Alongiron posted 01-11-2017 09:31 PM 2335 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The same client that I made the Knotty Alder Sofa Table asked if I would build a plant stand. I got the inspiration from the buffalo clock that I had made to get the curves just right. It stands 28” tall with a 15” round top. I used 3/8” rabbet joints along the long straight side to get a glue joint. Here is a picture of a dry fit prior to glue up.

It is finished off with dark walnut danish oil that really brings out the grain of the wood followed by 2 coats of poly.

Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think.

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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docspencer

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 09:34 PM

That looks great! Love the curves. The rangers are a great idea.

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 10:30 PM

Steve, you just keep cranking out the masterpieces. The design is aesthetically pleasing.

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 10:46 PM

Very nice Steve. Educate me, what is this Buffalo thing? (Buffalo clock, Buffalo Plant Stand)

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 10:57 PM

Super creation! I’m certain the client will be extremely pleased.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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Alongiron

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 11:09 PM

Thanks for taking a look and all the nice comments. LennyI wish I could answer your question in more detail but it is my understanding from my reading up in Arts and Craft furniture that it started at a Buffalo NY clock company in early 1900s with the wide stance of the clock and the top spreading out wide to represent the horns. Think of it as the south end of a north bound buffalo!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 11:53 PM

That makes perfect sense! Consider me educated on the topic and thanks.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 01-12-2017 09:33 AM

Steve, that’s breathtaking. I wonder if anyone else thought of the obvious name for that joint.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 01-12-2017 12:25 PM

Very Nice your client should be very happy.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 01-12-2017 02:26 PM

This plant stand is very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 01-12-2017 03:58 PM

beautiful it looks like walnut

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000

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#11 posted 01-12-2017 04:15 PM

Nice little table.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Alder end grain that looks like that.

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#12 posted 01-12-2017 04:52 PM

Beautiful stand , Steve!! I love the design.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 01-12-2017 05:43 PM

Nice joinery, Steve. Your finishes are always superb.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#14 posted 01-12-2017 07:26 PM

Pretty interesting joinery, nice table.I like the wood too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 01-12-2017 08:01 PM

Very nice. I like the design and finish. How is the stand attached to the top?

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