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The P.O.P. Plant stand aka "The Never Ending Plant Stand Project"

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Project by BusterB posted 09-13-2014 06:53 PM 1473 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my P.O.P. (Poplar, Oak, Pine) plant stand. Quite sometime back, I was asked to build a set of bar stools for my sons lady friend. I drew up a design and was gonna build a pine mock-up to see if it would work before buying the oak. Have done very little (almost none actually) mortis cutting so I thought it would also be a fine time to try the hollow chisel mortiser that my brother gave me. It actually went better than expected but by the time I had cut the tapers on the legs, it came to my attention that I could buy a set cheaper than I could build them. I glued up the base and pushed it aside.
Naturally it was always in the way. At some point I decided to make it a plant stand for my wife’s office. Every time I have thought to finish it up, something else has come up and it has been shoved aside again.
While digging through the oak scraps looking for pieces to build some project or another, I found a couple of pieces that were perfect for the top so I glued em up and set it aside again. Well yesterday I took the wife to the big box store and had her pick out a finish for it. She liked the way the Danish Oil looked on the other projects I have finished lately and decided to stick with that. Since it is pretty much a idiot proof finish, I can’t say I was too sad…lol
Well today it got the top mounted and routed and a good finish sanding. Was a wee bit worried how the pine would take the finish but it looks descent. After it has cured a little bit, I will clear poly the top and finally get it out of the shop…hopefully…lol
Thanks for looking…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 09-13-2014 10:06 PM

That is a right smart looking stand right there. Joints look fantastic, top looks great, leg tapers as well. Finish is great. Yep, right smart looking stand. Another fine job by BusterB. You are really crankin’ em out now. Keep up the good work buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 09-13-2014 10:32 PM

Jeff- Thank you buddy. This one has been haunting the shop for sometime. Trying to clear some of these little projects outta the way.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-13-2014 10:50 PM

Oh the room we’d have if we cleared the shop of unfinished projects! Looks good, Buster! You made it look easy. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 09-14-2014 01:16 AM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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BusterB

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#5 posted 09-14-2014 01:24 AM

Candy- thank you my friend. You are so right… Except I would replace them with more unfinished projects.. Lol and BTW, it must be pretty easy… I did it didnt I…lol

Hoss- Thank you buddy. Get that new shop open yet?

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 09-14-2014 02:34 AM

very nice stand buster.i know how it is to push projects off to the side.i have a bunch i’m trying to forget about!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Todd Barrone

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#7 posted 09-14-2014 05:29 AM

Great build as usually buddy, I like the taper on the legs.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 09-14-2014 05:34 AM

Very good looking stand. I too, love the tapered legs.
TYhanks for showing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 09-14-2014 12:08 PM

Nothing not to like about it Buster. A fine plant stand all around. The top looks flawless.

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

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BusterB

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 01:01 PM

Marty- thank you sir. I am guessing that if I live to retirement, maybe I will catch up then…nahhh who am I kidding…lol

Todd- thank you buddy. I don’t know why that changes the whole look of a project but it does.

Bob- Thank you sir. Good to see Australia chiming in buddy.

Dave- Thank you buddy. You have tried your best to train me… Maybe its starting to pay off…lol still need you to show me how to use a lathe though so your work is not done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-14-2014 11:56 PM

Nice plant stand, Buster! I like the design!!...............jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#12 posted 09-15-2014 12:17 AM

Jim- Thank you sir. I was just tickled to finally get it finished…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 09-18-2014 11:05 AM

Nice work Bubba, good use of scrap timber, it really turned out well.

Might need something a little more resilient than BLO on the top if being used as a plant stand, water spillage may cause some discolouration??

Keep churning them out mate

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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