Challenge: What Did I Build from ONE 2x4?

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Project by pashley posted 07-22-2014 05:45 PM 3760 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Build this 3/4 scale Limbert plant stand from ONE 2×4. Painted it brown, with a black top.

You can read all about it over at my website, which I won’t link here, lest some flip out.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 05:51 PM

Hello pashley

The response is a beautiful stand plant

Very sweet design

I like it
What dimension ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 06:05 PM


-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 09:40 PM

one 2×4? wow! nice stand

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 10:05 PM

SWEET! That is just about the coolest thing I’ve seen all week—maybe all month. Very nice!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 11:59 PM

That’s a great looking table! It’s amazing what you can do with a 2×4!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 12:08 AM

How long was the 2×4 and did you rip some of it?

Nicely done

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 12:16 AM

It was a standard 8’, Arlin. And by “rip some of it” you meant did I cut it down the length of it, yes. It was a pretty complicated cut.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#8 posted 07-23-2014 01:01 AM

Here is a rendering of the bare wood and how I painted it. The table’s measurements are about 1’ 11’ x 9” square.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 01:59 AM

That is a fine job from just a 2×4.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 07-23-2014 07:09 AM

Very nice build, pashley. Personally, I would like a link to the project details if only to show the analysts they are not in charge.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 10:05 AM

Great work and design Pashley. I don’t have any problem with links and those who object don’t have to click on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 07-23-2014 12:22 PM

Skilled work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 07-23-2014 12:25 PM

thanks for the subtle link in your signature. Sketchup information looks good. Very clever.

-- jroot

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#14 posted 07-23-2014 03:01 PM

This is awesome. Simple, beautiful design, and well crafted. Makes me proud to be a woodworker.

-- Greg, from the Broke Yoke workshop

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#15 posted 07-23-2014 06:52 PM

Very nice. With such little wood required you could use an expesive 2×4 made of oak or a different type of wood that takes stain.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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