|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-29-2014 07:25 PM||909 views||1 time favorited||28 comments|
My wife wanted a new plant stand for our new sun room ( converted hot tub room) and I had made some before using oak and with straight legs. They were quick to make but when the tops got wet the oak turned black. So this gave me a chance to try out some concepts I had not used before. I wanted to make curved legs, floating tops and non wood tops.
This stand is made with ash, corian and brass. The top and the shelf are floating – shown in the second shot and the corian shelves have brass inserts shown in the 5th shot with the standoff rings.All put together with Harbor Freight epoxy!! The lower shelf is supported by 5/8” brass tubes that are screwed into the legs and then have screws into the bottom of the corian. I had made 4 ironwood tubes, but the first one shattered when I tried to drill that hole through the side so I ordered some brass and I knew that would be okay.
The horizontal holes in those curved legs were a tough job to try to do with a Forstner bit. They danced off center and I finally wound up doing them in the mill with a 5/8” router bit and everything clamped in the vise.
The last shot is the first thing I made- the curved legs with turned bottoms.
The stand st 12×16x 22.5 high. I designed the shelf height using the Fibonacci gauge but the size of the top does not fit the ratio. It would have to have been 12×19.4 to fit the ratio and that was too long..
I want to thank my friend Rod from Batavia, Il. for the corian. It was just the right sized piece for this project.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!