Door Stand

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-20-2013 12:40 AM 3243 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stand for a door with painted panes that is going to be on display at the Art Walk in Grand Haven, Mi in Sept. I had volunteered to help my friend , Maria, with an Art Prize project that would have been 30’ long, but she did not get accepted an any venue so she will have some of the panes in Grand Haven during that same week. I will also have to make hangers for the smaller windows to be suspended in the shop’s front window.

This was quick project today made from one 2×4x10’. You could say it is a tuba4 project!!

I had to make the uprights fit the rabbets on the edges of the doors. That was the only close cutting needed. The rest is made on the fly. I did a little tapering and round over on the parts to make them user friendly. I may have over done the screws but I never like a project to fail- especially if the public comes in contact with it.
I mortised the uprights into the bases, added 3 screws, a dowel and glue. It should hold!!
The uprights are 25” long as are the base feet.
It is unfinished on my part because her husband is going to paint all the pieces before they go on display.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 12:58 AM

Its always nice to be able to use our woodworking skills to help friends. Even when its something very easy but they think its amazing.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 01:05 AM

I am sure your friend Maria is pleased with the door stand. It’s functional without drawing attention to itself. My brain is trying to think of other uses for your stand LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 01:14 AM

Very functional without drawing any attention—perfect for what your artist friend needs! Fine job for a friend which I’m sure she will appreciate. The Art Walk sounds like it will be great fun and I wish Maria success.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 02:40 AM

Maria is off to Hawaii tomorrow. I was hoping to get this door to her tonight but she must be busy and did not call back. She is a stained glass artist and she does painting on glass and just bought a new propane kiln and fires the glass much faster than the electric one. When ever anyone needs painting of people or fine detail, they call Maria! She is a true artist and bought all these old windows and doors to make a 30’ display that she never got to display!

I’ll get a picture of the Art Walk in Sept and post all the pieces together. Right now, I have to stash this door out of my shop!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 03:08 AM

Nice Stand Jim

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 08:01 AM

Nice work Jim, great you can help out a fellow artist.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 09:19 AM

Looks good Jim. I’m looking forward to seeing your friends art display.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 10:44 AM

Great idea Jim…well done…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 11:47 AM

Howdy Jim,

What a gratifying experience to come up with a solution that works. It seems to me that woodworkers have the heart of an engineer. On one hand – many engineers primary concern is making something work. A wood worker makes something work and look good at the same time. Well done my friend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 12:10 PM

Looks pretty good jim. You will have to post photos when it is set up and installed

-- Ron Campbell

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 12:19 PM

Thanks, Guys. I can’t wait to see the display, too. I’ll take photos to add to this project. I may have to go to the site to see the shops window frames so I can make the hangers from the same wood!. Originally I would have been making some much larger stands with a beam or pipe over the top from which all the windows would hang…Maybe next year…...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 01:37 PM

Very nice and simple idea. Should showcase the art nicely.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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