Display Stand

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Project by rshep55 posted 02-06-2009 07:10 PM 1875 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a stand to display a vase that my wife and I purchased from our favorite glass blower, Peter Muller ( I picked up this nice Maple burl cap on ebay and used it along with Bubinga to build the stand. Love working with Bubinga, smells like cigars when milling it up.
It measures 15”X11”X33” and is finished with multiple coats of Waterlox.

Thanks for looking.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 07:17 PM

Ron, that’s really cool. I love that piece of burl!

My only criticism would be that the beauty of the stand probably takes too much focus away from the vase.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 07:23 PM

“Yuck!” was my first thought on seeing the burl, but; it makes you keep looking at it and then WOW!, what a very intresting and beautiful work of art (both vase and display stand). Charlie is right, the display stand takes away from the vase.

-- Pie

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 07:26 PM

Great design, simple, elegant, beautiful. Really like it. I think it will show how much respect you have for the vase by giving it such a nice display.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 02-06-2009 07:30 PM

Thanks guys. Peter ,the glass artist, sent me a picture of some of his high end pieces on two tables he bought from me and I felt the opposite. The Glass took away from my tables.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#5 posted 02-07-2009 01:32 AM

Nice, although my daughter would have that broken in about 3 seconds :)

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#6 posted 02-07-2009 12:53 PM

very unique. Gorgeous wood.

(you should tag this with “Display” for future reference)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 02-07-2009 02:59 PM

Wow is right. I love the wood choices and I have to agree with Charlie. The stand stands out more than the vase.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 03:20 AM

Burlicious! MMMM! Your projects are brilliant.

-- Scott

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