Mid-century modern firewood stand

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Project by Sycamoray posted 10-22-2021 01:39 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need to practice cutting dovetails, and we need a respectable firewood stand going into colder weather. Plus, I recently got a lathe to play with. As you can see, I still need practice with dovetails.

There weren’t any MCM firewood stands made from wood that I could find, so I borrowed design details from various coffee tables.

Made from local Rocky Mountain Juniper, some from a local mill but the legs and “arms” from a large windfall. Minor note about this species: a large old tree in a valley bottom will yield riveable pieces. No finish, so it can easily become firewood someday.

This is my third firewood stand. My plan is to live with it for at least one winter, and identify its flaws like I did with the previous ones. Prototyping is a good thing?

EDIT: added orthogonal photos with 12” rule.

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#1 posted 10-22-2021 01:53 AM

Looks great. I agree that using an item for a while helps to develop the “final” design. Would be interested in seeing more pictures.

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#2 posted 10-22-2021 05:26 PM

BB1: thanks. If the additional pics don’t show a detail you’re interested in, PM me and I’ll get you more info.

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#3 posted 10-23-2021 02:37 AM

I like your idea on the arms to hold the carrying bag with the wood. Nice to not have to unload until needed.

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#4 posted 10-23-2021 02:32 PM

The arms were added after version 1.

Version 2 had a curved cradle, but it was clunky looking.

This one works perfectly, but is a little too… anatomically correct. I’m considering adding two thin flat panels between each pair of arms to break that visual. I don’t want our male guests to feel intimidated.

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#5 posted 10-24-2021 01:48 AM

Very original. Pretty clever too.

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