A place to rest

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Project by jpsexton posted 03-17-2015 12:32 PM 1272 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My father gave my daughter a beautiful jade Buddha for Christmas this year and she wanted a place to let him sit and rest and contemplate the meaning of life. The back is Asian inspired and the legs have the same arc as the top rail. I built this stand out of QSWO and finished it with a yellow dye and walnut stain followed by a coat of renaissance wax. It has enough room on top for an extra figurine or two to keep Buddha company.

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 01:39 PM

Beautiful! Your finishing skills are as good as your designs and woodworking.

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 03:00 PM

I like it, super design and build.

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 03:19 PM

Thank you both very much, this was a fun project to do for my daughter.

-- There is an easy way and a hard way and I always seem choose the hard way. Figure it's the best way to learn.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 11:51 PM

Well, Buddha certainly has a beautiful place to contemplate! I’m sure your daughter loves it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Jamie McDonald

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 02:31 AM

Very nice piece. It really attracts my eye. Thanks for sharing.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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Marcio Wilges

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#6 posted 03-20-2015 03:54 AM

That’s a real unique design! I can foresee it being cast as a backdrop for kids to play at moving ninjas around! Of course it works just as great as a display shelf for more enlightening art work too ;)

-- Marcio Wilges @

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