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Project by Linkovich posted 05-28-2015 01:00 AM 1749 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My fiance is always on my case about how I always wanna spend money on woodworking, but I never sell anything I make. So since there was a town wide yard sale coming up I should whip up something cheap, and easy to make. I grabbed 2 pine boards that cost about $3 or so each and made these little plant stands. Sold the pair for $20. Maybe now I can buy more tools.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 01:04 AM

Good for you!

I may have to “borrow” that idea. I will probably use cedar though!

Nice project.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 01:15 AM

Excellent job. Use situations to your advantage. Good build also.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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EggMan

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:01 AM

Yup, you have to buy more tools now.

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niftynoel

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 02:18 AM

Hmmm, maybe I’ll try that too. They’re nice and I can use some more tools.

-- Noel

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 03:23 AM

creative design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Linkovich

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 04:00 AM

I sit at a computer for about 8 hours a day at work. So Ido a lot of Google Image searches. I have no idea who’s design they are but I just tried to make them similar to a plant stand I seen on Google.

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Tony Slattery

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#7 posted 05-28-2015 04:11 AM

Congratulations on the sale.

-- Tony, Australia, http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/

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SenecaWoodArt

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 04:12 AM

Around a 150% profit. You can’t beat that with a stick.

-- Bob

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Linkovich

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 05:19 AM

Good for you!

I may have to “borrow” that idea. I will probably use cedar though!

Nice project.

 

—just rjR

Do it. They are easy to make. Just if you do you should make more than 1 at a time. Since it’s just 2 dados and a few miters.

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#10 posted 05-28-2015 06:41 AM

OK. Congrats. Yeah, tools of course!

-- Rev 22:21

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 11:17 AM

Great idea. My mother in law would love these so now I know what to do for her birthday. I think I’ll use cedar too. I’ll need you and ralbuck to collaborate on a Christmas idea in a few months :)

My wife is also often miffed at me spending money but never making any. If your fiance is like my wife though, the best you can hope for is $14 worth of new tools – you shoulda made 2 sets ;)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ted

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#12 posted 05-28-2015 01:01 PM

Congrats on the first sale… I haven’t made mine yet. Problem for me is everything I make, I either don’t want to part with it or I give it to a friend of family. The stand looks very nice.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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Linkovich

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#13 posted 05-28-2015 02:34 PM

Everything I’ve ever made other than these stands is still at my house. Lol

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JimRochester

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#14 posted 05-28-2015 08:20 PM

Actually made money. Good for you and nice job.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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robscastle

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#15 posted 05-28-2015 08:59 PM

And yet another Congratulations again,
Mine usually just end up on the footpath as give aways !!

-- Regards Robert

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