Dr. Dave's bonsai display stand

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 10-30-2009 11:03 PM 6840 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A copy of a very old table
3 1/2” H x 18” L x 11 1/2” W

A friend of mine who is extensively into bonsai trees came to me with a picture of this antique Japanese display table. I was able duplicate the stand for him. The carved insert on the front and back was my first attempt at hand carving.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 11:06 PM

Is that cherry?

Nice work! a quality piece!

The dimensions and lines are very appealing


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#2 posted 10-30-2009 11:12 PM

Opps correction it is cherry Dr. Dave supplied the wood.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 11:19 PM

Very nice table. You did a durn good job.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 11:27 PM

Dale, this is a beautiful table. It is loaded with details that create visual interest in the piece. And what is not to like about the wood choice (cherry happens to be my personal favorite).

How did you finish it?

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 01:21 AM

Nice accent to a Bonsai tree, would have like to seen one perch on it showcase. Thanks for showing your creative show piece…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 02:22 AM

Really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 03:16 AM

Hey Dale,
Real sweet job.

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 05:33 AM

Dale, super job on your display table. Very nice work.

-- John @

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#9 posted 10-31-2009 06:22 AM

Dale J Struhar Sr.,
Really nice job on the display table. In fact I like it so much that I’m going to favorite it and someday when I’ve got a chance, I’m going to replicate it intp a full size coffee table. Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on a great build.

Ken McGinnis

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#10 posted 11-01-2009 02:52 AM

wonderful Dale

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-01-2009 03:50 AM

Thats w great looking table. I agree with Ken, this would make a great fullsize table also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 11-01-2009 01:56 PM

Another fantastic project. Beautiful work and the carving is super, especially for a first. You’re getting me even more interested in bonzai trees and accessories. Now I will probably have to find a good book on the subject as we don’t have courses available in my area. Is there one you could recommend?

One of our local nurseries did have a rather large bonzai type tree about 4ft. tall including the pot. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a real bonzai. They wanted kr 11,000 for it, or the equivalent of about $ 1,800. It was a very nice tree though.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-09-2010 09:32 PM

Can we see the lucky bonsai that gets to sit on it?

Its good to see someone else here who is interested in bonsai. I just started getting into it and still have a lot to learn.

Here are my latest bonsai projects: TREES and BOX

You’ve inspired me to make one of these next.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 02-26-2010 11:15 PM

great looking display stand…

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#15 posted 04-05-2010 08:34 PM

Very awesome and just my size too!
Sell me a pattern of this?
I want to make one for my wife shes half Japanese!

-- dumpster diver delux

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