Plant Stand

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Project by StickleyStyle posted 08-02-2009 10:05 PM 1786 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece I completed a while back before I acquired a digital camera so I don’t have any assembly pictures. The design is from Robert W. Lang’s “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”. He has three books that I know of, two on furniture building, and one which I don’t have which is more on Craftsman style built-ins and trim work. I highly recommend these books for anyone who is into this style. I can’t vouch for the dimensional accuracy to the originals, I sometimes question this as my finished pieces proportions don’t always quite look like pictures of the originals that sometimes show up on Ebay and the like, but I have yet to find any errors in the books dimensioned drawings that would produce annoying fit errors.

The tiles on the top of the plants stand I had hand made for this piece. I went to a tile store in Pasadena, Ca. that catered to high end custom home restoration hoping to find something off the shelf or even ordered out of catalog. Ordering out of a catalog at this place meant picking your basic design from walls of design books and then basically painting by numbers the colors you want in each field. Those four, and a spare, tiles ended up being something just under $100 a sq ft. People do their entire kitchen or bath in this manner. Some folks make just too much money. Anyway, I bit the bullet and order these tiles and had to wait 4 or 5 weeks while they were made and shipped to my shop. The ironic thing about the whole stand is when it’s working as a plant stand you can’t even see the darn tiles. Oh well, it was an interesting experience regardless.

The finish on this one was simply wipe on oil/stain. This piece was completed before I started exploring the dye/stain/varnish-Tung oil process. The wood is obviously QSWO.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 11:31 PM

Nice plant stand. The tiles do look nice.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 11:34 PM

Nice job. The tiles look great too. Thats a nice idea to use the tiles. Very nice piece.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 12:26 AM

Well done. I too like the tiles.

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 12:34 AM

Very nice plant stand the tile adds the something special

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 02:03 AM

Nice plant stand and I agree with Jim the tile adds to the beauty.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 04:01 AM

Nice plant stand.

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 03:05 PM

Those tiles are , the nicest ive ever seen. I didnt know you can have them dont like that! Thank you for the info,ive been wanting to do a planter just like the one youv done here.

Kind Regards, Ron.

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#8 posted 10-26-2009 01:31 PM

Nice stand.

I made the same piece but did not use the tiles.
They look first rate although you cannot see them as much as one might like.

Nicely done!


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#9 posted 10-27-2009 04:20 AM

Missed this project when it first posted. Very nice. I have most of the parts for this stand sitting in my shop waiting for M&T joints. Nice to see a real example. Well done.

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