Plant Stand

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-18-2017 03:43 PM 1357 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little plant stand I was commissioned to make that had to be 12×12 x 36 high and out of cherry. I have a ton of oak and walnut but not any cherry so the wood I was able to buy had sap wood in it and the customer okayed the use of it in the product. So I tried to give it a little character by interspersing it in the stand.

The third shot shows the assembly with the long spindly legs. I thought it was a bit unstable so I added a shelf and it tightened it right up. The last shot is a process shot of doweling the aprons.

It is cherry wood and finished with satin poly.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 03:53 PM

Looks great Jim, the shelf was a good addition to the project!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 03:57 PM

Very good decision to put shelf to strainght it up.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-18-2017 04:16 PM

I Like It! Very “Shaker-ish”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-18-2017 04:17 PM

Nice looking plant stand.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 07-18-2017 04:54 PM

As everyone has already said, very good design and execution.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 06:27 PM

Looks great Jim. Good job on it.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 06:55 PM

Very GOOD, Jim!

Not only did you strengthen it, you made room for another plant! :)

... a double whammy…!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 07-18-2017 07:01 PM

i like it,Jim
My wife must not to see your plant stand…

-- bambi

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 07:52 PM

Nice move with the shelf Jim! Those long legs have a mind of there own! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 08:11 PM

This is a very nice plant stand.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 07-18-2017 08:57 PM

Happy customer I bet :)
Nice tradesman like make Jim

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 07-18-2017 11:38 PM

Doweling the aprons and pocket holes will keep her standing tall for quite some time. Sapwood on cherry is like chocolate on icecream, beautiful. Great build Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 07-18-2017 11:41 PM

Quality work as usual Jim. Nicely thought out.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 07-19-2017 12:30 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!
Hi Pete, she picked it up tonight and paid me a bonus on top of that I asked for it. I think she liked it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 07-19-2017 12:51 AM

Jim, Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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