Steamed Cherry Display Shelf - INSTALLED

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Blog entry by David posted 05-27-2007 02:29 AM 1558 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I should have made this a series – I never thought this little project would generate so much fun journaling!

Well, thru the power of the internet, I am able to post the final entry on my cherry display stand. The owner of Clearwater Gallery just emailed me a photo of the stand in the gallery already loaded with works of art for sale. They were very pleased with the unit and have asked if they can put a price tag on it for sale – as long as I will build another! Music to this woodworker’s ears!

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#1 posted 05-27-2007 02:37 AM

Really nice. That art work looks so nice on those shelves. That is a nice shop the artwork and paintings are really nice work.


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#2 posted 05-27-2007 03:07 AM

Congratulations on a very nice high quality job.

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#3 posted 05-27-2007 03:18 AM

I know they are trying to sell the stuff but tell them they have too much on the shelves….it would display better if it were simpler….so they need another….or two…:)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 05-27-2007 03:25 AM

Excellent. You will have to put your makers mark on the next one.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 05-27-2007 03:47 AM

Whoa! That came out nice! I’m selling my tools.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 05-27-2007 04:51 AM

Now that they have the display stand for sale, I wish I did put the makers-mark on the piece. Would be very cool if it sold! Of course I would be happy to build another. They have also aked me to build a couple of pieces of furniture to put in the gallery . . . making me smile!


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#7 posted 05-27-2007 05:03 AM

Congratulations on a very successful piece of furniture!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 05-27-2007 01:21 PM

You did an excellent job of matching the wood with the surrounding decor of the shop. Congratulations on the prospect of selling it and hopefully more. ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 05-27-2007 05:28 PM

and you don’t put your signature on everything you do??

my first thought was: wow, look at how it matches the rest of the room.
second thought: too crowded—I’m with Bob on this—tell them they need a matching shelf and to divide up the display items!!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 05-27-2007 05:46 PM

Debbie -

I agree – too crowded of a display! Thanks for the kind words.

I just got an order from the to build a wall hung jewelry display case so my mind is rushing with all kinds of ideas – construction details. Thinking of cherry of course. Dovetails, a nice handmade pull knob and french cleat to hang on the wall.

They have a couple of craftsman / artisans (makes me think of Marc DeCou's blog on artisan vs craftsman – one vs other or both) that make jewlery. Currently these items are on display on a black velvet board within a picture frame. They would like something a little more upscale to better display the items and represent the artist.


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#11 posted 05-27-2007 05:51 PM

With that display case it won’t be long, & you’ll be able to see the case again. The items will sell like hotcakes now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 05-27-2007 06:01 PM

Thanks Dick! I always like seeing your comments!


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#13 posted 05-28-2007 06:42 PM

Congratulations David, it sounds like you have an outlet for your work. I say take them up on the offer and start building the furniture and other display cases. What a great opportunity for you!

Of course you should have tagged your work, but a lesson for next time. Even in a commercial establishment, you see items from other places with their tags. Just think of all the computers and display screens in the office. Do they skip the logos just because it is in someone else’s business? And do the businesses cover them up?

Maybe you can make another display case, tag it, and let them sell it and keep the first one. If the tag is in an inconspicuous spot, then it should be ok.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#14 posted 05-28-2007 06:58 PM

Bill -

You are absolutely correct and I regret my decision to not put my tag on this piece. As I mentioned, I thought this would be overkill and “a little self-serving” for a piece I essentially built as a display shelf – a store fixture if you will. I had no idea that it would be so well received or that it you be offer for sale. Always lessons learned! I am going to take them up on the opportunity to display and sell some work. Hopefully this will push my envelope some more and I will learn and grow from the experience.

I appreciate your comments!


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#15 posted 05-28-2007 07:35 PM

Very fortunate you are David (sounding wise like Yoda). I would love to know some gallery owners like that, especially if they liked my work.

I can’t wait to see all those new creations coming from the David factory. Oh yea, I can see that lathe is about to be ordered.

By the way, I see that Penn State Industries offers brochures for pens. These are preprinted catalogs that you can use to offer your own pens. Here is the link. I am thinking of getting some myself, even though I have not started turning pens yet.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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