Weight Tree

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Project by Marge posted 01-10-2008 04:57 AM 1795 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is time for that ever popular new year promise that I will be more active, so in an effort to make the handweights more available I built the weight tree. Now the weights are somewhat decorative and sit in the living room next to the TV. You guessed it I can now admire the fine art as I watch TV! The stand is made of Mahognany, which sits on a base of scrap oak, there is a swivel thing under so it can spin to easily remove or return the weight. The top is some scrap lacewood, framing a tile I picked up at the Crested Bujtte Wildflower Festival, I originally framed it as a trivet but the tile has some type of plastic like coating, so decided to use it here instead.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#1 posted 01-10-2008 05:01 AM

Nothing better than looking at a great project and not feel bad about not doing something else.

Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 05:04 AM

Very nice design like Karson says. Good execution.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 06:16 AM

Yes to the above, nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 11:24 AM

That’s what I need…Something to set my beer on top of while I work out! LOL!

Nice project Marge!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 11:25 AM

Very nice. Now get to work—pump iron!

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 11:54 AM

great plan.
Lovely top piece

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-11-2008 10:31 PM

Great idea, nice design and utile. Overall great project. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 01-24-2008 05:02 PM

Great idea and good execuion of that design. Maybe I can make one of these for my wife for her weights.
Nice splines on the miter. Did you seal the mahogany before finishing? It sure looks smooth.

Nice use of the trivet, too. Nice reminder of Crested Butte! Gotta love that Colorado High Country!

God Bless,
Hawg (Originally from Colorado, too)

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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