Second furniture project, plant stands w pine, poplar, sapele

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Project by Steve Littlewood posted 03-01-2021 04:41 AM 472 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pocket screws, easier than joinery but hard to get really square joints. The other main job was to see how to joint boards (small ones) without a jointer or table saw. Planing two boards side-by-side made them match pretty well. Though its hard not to over-do the last inch or two on the ends, leaving a gap when glued … now I know, could also make boards a little long and trim off the ends after glueing.
And staining is still mysterious, need a lot more experimenting before putting it on final structure.
That B&W poplar board just called out to me, still think its pretty good. And sapele is just a great wood. Wipe on poly, 4 or 5 coats, hope this is good enough for plant-stands. This was fun and lots of learning, and mainly, it just about justified all the $ of rearranging garage into workshop, to my in-house gardener AKA Management.)

-- Steve LittleWood

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#1 posted 03-01-2021 05:21 PM

Nice projects. Hand plane to match sides?, good job on that.

So far, for me, nothing has yet justified the expense of my shop, except that it gives me something to do.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-02-2021 03:10 AM

Nice color combinations in those. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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