|Project by Lee Leitner||posted 04-27-2014 07:33 PM||1240 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I have been out of the shop awhile due to kidney stones and the surgery associated with it so I have not really been able to finish anything right now. My daughter asked me to build her a cake stand so I have been doing a bit at a time over the last few month and finally finished it. I thought about what I wanted to do with it. What I came up with is a cake stand with closing lid that can also be used as a wedding keep sake box. The wood I used is purple heart, wenge and curly maple. The corners I used double, double corner post dove tails. The lid I used half lap and flushed the top and bottom with a jack plane. The bottom ledge I put an Ogee on and slotted the bottom to fit the side overlap giving it allot of strength. The string inlay on the front, bake and sides is maple. I lined the bottom inside with a fabric she picked out. Upholstery is not my strong point, I may redo that part. I am also considering putting an inlay letter on top (first letter of her new last name) but I have not decided on that as of yet. Easy enough to do later. The finish is true oil.