Music Stand

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Project by HenryH posted 02-27-2009 07:14 PM 2360 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Base is Cherry, bent lamination. Rack is solid walnut from a single board.
Stars are Purple Heart. Chinese character ‘Music’ is Ebony.
The piece at the base of the third leg is Walnut. It was added for stability when I discovered you really need to bend that leg more than the front two. I call it the mud puddle and it is now a design element and not a fix for a mistake.

-- HenryH - PA

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 07:19 PM

This is really beautiful. I have been thinking about making a music stand for a long time but haven’t come up with a good enough design yet. I really like your design. Very elegant.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 09:01 PM

Very well done , nice and elegant.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 11:51 PM

Henry -

This is a wonderful piece. I love the graceful lines and the inlay work. With your permission, I will draw some inspiration from this project. My son is just starting to play the trumpet and I think this would be a great way of giving him something special to encourage his effort.


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#4 posted 02-28-2009 12:04 AM

really nice one … just the right amount of everything

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 03:02 AM

That is absolutely awesome. I love the piece, and it is a great job with the picture too. I am working on getting a setup together to take pictures like that.

Keep up the good work, and keep sharing with us.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 04:33 AM

Henry that looks awesome. I like the lines of the Walnut.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 03:00 PM

very musical
maybe some day I’ll make a stand for my daughter. In my mind it has the staff – such as you have created here.

Love the mud puddle element. It’s like the music has melted the stand into the floor.
Love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 02-28-2009 08:07 PM

Very nice design! Great wood selection. Wonderful project, well done!

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

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#9 posted 03-05-2009 11:36 PM

I like the puddle. very organic.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#10 posted 07-27-2014 10:06 PM


-- Leonard H.

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