Oak Carousel

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Project by Jim Boehm posted 03-09-2008 04:46 AM 2144 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak carousel I made for my wife. The ones you buy in the stores just don’t cut it. They are not tall enough to put our table top spices under and if you put them on top they tip and spin off.

This is made out of 3/4” solid oak. I used a Cabot dark mohogany stain for the napkin arches, the outer trim of the circles and the inner trim of the circles where the spices go. The base of the carousel is stained with Cabot country maple color. I put 2 coats of spar urenthane to finish it off. The unit is about 11 1/2” round and about 6” tall not including the arches. I put a 6” lazy susan on the bottom with four clear bumpers to eliminate scratching the table. The circles for the spices are sized for the spices to fit. I used a circle cutter for them. The three dowels are 1” round and 6” long. I routed the grooves with a 1/4” “V” cutter for design. They are supported by 1” holes cut out with a 1” forstner bit and cut 1/4” deep. I used TB-III and brads to hold it all together.

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 04:55 AM

wow thats great. i bet you wife is happier with this than with any of those ones she could have bought in the stores. when you said “The ones you buy in the stores just don’t cut it. They are not tall enough to put our table top spices under and if you put them on top they tip and spin off” i thought of the wood whisperer. when he did the cutting board he said the same thing about how the store cutting boards just don’t cut it. great job.

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 05:08 AM

That is a clever idea for something that would be very useful for anyone. Nice job and thanks for the post.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 05:53 AM

This is a very clever and useful project. I like the way you contrasted the piece by using two different stains. The contrast adds a nice detail to the project.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 01:18 PM

I was a bit curious about the need for the handles until the third picture. Duh! Nicely done sir.

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 06:57 PM

Wow looks great I’ll bet she loves it great work

-- Robert, Mass

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