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Blog entry by Lalen posted 12-01-2016 06:19 PM 682 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my mom’s been talking about putting a stand for her heavy, kitchen aid mixer at the end of her kitchen counter. I thought i might be able to build something so we collaborated on the design to fit the space. I drew it in Sketchup

Some new adventures for me…

1. getting good tight miter corners on the framing of the top.. Outside board will be 5.5” to look like a very thick top.
2. 4 side tapered leg. (time to build a tapering jig for my table saw)
3. mounting the shelf inside the tapered legs. (either create a notch or bevel the edge of the shelf and mount with pocket screws.

Any feedback or suggestions most welcome!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta



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#1 posted 12-01-2016 08:36 PM

Keeping a tight miter on the corners will be a challenge given the movement of the wood strips that make up the inner field. Regarding the shelf, if it’s just going to be a place to put a few attachments for the mixer, pocket screws should work fine. If there’s going to be much weight on it, notching would be safer for sure, although the pocket screws should hold up to quite a bit.

As far as the four-sided taper goes, as a matter of design, I do all of my legs with a taper on the two inside faces only. It gives the piece a nice, square appearance and not only looks more stable, it is more stable, since there is less weight outside the edges of the feet. It is also much easier to do the taper, since you only need one jig setup. If you do four faces, you need to add a spacer on the last two cuts to compensate for the taper that’s already on there.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 02:34 AM

Thanks Rich for the advice. Totally agree about the 2 side taper being better structurally and easier to do. I thought about that, but trying to give mom what she wants so I appreciate the note on the spacer.

Good points on the load bearing aspect of the shelf. Ill try to get her to keep something heavy on it to give it more stability since it will be a bit top heavy on its own with the mixer.

Thanks again!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 04:43 AM

Giving mom what she wants is the best way. Keep us posted on your progress.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 04:44 AM

Browser hiccup posted twice.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 03:59 PM

Adjusted plans to solve for wood movement issue Rich mentioned. I think I like it better!

thanks.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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