Small dovetailed postament or stool

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Project by brg posted 01-13-2015 08:07 PM 1755 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest weekend project. As our crassula ovata has grown too big to keep it on the window, then we needed to find a new place for it. A small and stable stool or postament was requested for this purpose.

Glued up a few white oak boards in the middle of the week and finished the project on weekend.
All sides have 10-degree bevels.
My first dovetails ever, the joinery part took more time than I expected, maybe 3-4 hours, but I’m quite pleased with the result. In total I spent about 8-9 hours on this.

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 09:34 PM

Those darn Crassula Ovatas are really a pain art they? Lovely stand/stool and very nice dovetails.
The next ones will be easier… Great project

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 11:41 AM

Nice Design and well crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 01:04 PM

Interersting design. You have done those angled dovetails very well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-14-2015 02:24 PM

Cool design and extra nice work.

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 12:51 AM

Nice dovetails and wood choice.

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 09:50 PM

Like the design. Simple and yet special. Could easily see that shape expanded into a whole family of stools, small tables, benches etc.
Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 01-08-2018 06:01 PM

Very nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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