|Project by BusterB||posted 09-13-2014 06:53 PM||1452 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
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)