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Project by mtnwild posted 07-12-2021 02:22 AM 965 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was between projects and am always trying to find a way to reduce my inventory of stuff…stuff I’ve saved for future projects…so lets look around..

Found this fresh air vent cover years ago and it’s been sitting in it’s spot too long…It’s cast iron coated with enamel..I’ve always liked it but, I don’t make much furniture. So many things have to be straight and precise…

My Son has gotten into potted plants lately and is running out of room, so got me to thinking along those lines…
Then came the design stage…Man I thought of all sorts of fancy things, almost none of witch could I have pulled off…

So I went simple, and made a cradle for the top, with finger joints, then made these simple legs…For support I made the second finger joint support…

Looked okay…Then I thought about some design for the middle part…Had this beautiful figured chunk I’ve just had sitting around, basically I liked looking at in just sitting there, knew some day I’d find a use for it…

Okay, that looked cool, but…Then the bumpers came to mind…cooler still…

Then took some coasters laying around, cut to a diamond shape, attached and there you go…dasign on the run…

This thing just kind of got built by looking around and there it was, just what I needed…

Well my shop has a few less bits of clutter, making a little headway…

Thanks for looking…....

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





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#1 posted 07-12-2021 02:30 AM

Looks good from here ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-12-2021 03:14 AM

pretty cool but the pic’s are kinda dark to really see it well.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 07-12-2021 04:09 AM

Well done. Nice looking plant stand. I have to many of those when I have time projects in my shop too.

-- We live in the Land of the Free Because of the brave!

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#4 posted 07-12-2021 05:38 AM

That is one fancy plant stand. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 07-12-2021 12:53 PM

One of the coolest plant stands I’ve ever seen. I don’t think people will be looking at the plants much. The vent cover will be easy to remove and clean.

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

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#6 posted 07-12-2021 01:10 PM

You went to town on this one!

For some reason I get an Asian vibe, something from an old temple.

I’d call it a success! (wish I had your collection of bits ‘n’ pieces to play with 8^)

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#7 posted 07-12-2021 02:24 PM

Thanks folks!!!

Like I said, I’m not much of a furniture maker,
I just slamed shop stuff together and was surprised how well it came out…

Sorry Pottz, I’ll see about taking some better photos….

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

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#8 posted 07-12-2021 04:48 PM

Looks great. I like upcycling old stuff into new stuff too.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#9 posted 07-12-2021 07:34 PM

Okay Pottz, can you see it now? :} ...

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

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#10 posted 07-12-2021 07:53 PM

much better now you can really see the details.looks great.nice way yo use up leftovers.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 07-12-2021 08:04 PM

Thanks, I am still surprised how it all came together…Corse I really am always surprised when something works out, concidering usually how many mistakes I think I’m making along the way…lol

Kind of thinking of trying another one with different inserts and top. Who knows?

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

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#12 posted 07-12-2021 10:42 PM

Way cool bench

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#13 posted 07-12-2021 11:04 PM

Thanks Tim, yes it does look like a bench, but it’s three feet high, made for potted plants and such…

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

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#14 posted 07-13-2021 01:02 AM

Cool stand. I like the textured piece in the front and whatever the coaster squares are. They make a pretty nice compliment to each other.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#15 posted 07-13-2021 06:26 PM

I bet that would sell quickly, it is very nice looking. Some of my favorite stuff I’ve made goes like that, just start making something and work at it until you’re satisfied. I think it came out great. I wonder what that bumpy piece in front looks like inside.

-- John D, OP, KS

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