|Project by iminmyshop||posted 03-26-2015 03:31 AM||1656 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my last project at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine last year. This part of the class was all about curves. About the only part of the stand I could have built before the class was the flat piece of wood that the music actually sits on.
The stand was built with a variety of bending methods. It is all Maple which does not like to be bent so the laminations making up the uprights, which were bent (photo 5) on a mold, were made pretty thin. The music holder part and base are made of bendy plywood and veneer. The top veneer of Quilted Maple was purchased while the veneer on the base was hand made. Both the base and music holder parts were glued in a vacuum press. The purchased veneer is very thin, a bit challenging to work with and not very tolerant of mistakes.
The music stand is fully functional. It can go up and down on a sliding dovetail and can also be moved in and out. It is entirely of wood with the exception of stainless steel pins which were buried in the piece as hinges.
Mock-ups for this stand were critical. Small differences in size made big differences in appearance. A foam mock-up was made first and then I moved to wood (photo 4).
Gluing the parts required specially made jigs to accommodate the curves (photo 6).