|Project by DaleMaley||posted 03-12-2016 12:59 PM||808 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
The December 2015 Issue of Woodworker’s Journal magazine has a neat looking Stickley style oak plant stand. I decided to build 3 of these as Christmas 2016 gifts to family members.
The 2 shelves are loose floor ceramic tiles, 12×12” nominal dimension. I guess if the plants leak water when you water them, it doesn’t hurt the ceramic tile.
The fake tenons hide the 2 screws that attach the 45 degree cross braces that support the shelves.
The large and small curved rungs are made from a pattern. I initially tried using a flush trim router bit on the router table, but I got grain tear-out on the top of the curves. I bought a new Robo-Sander, which is the equivalent of the flush trim router bit, but uses a drum sander on the drill press. I love this new Robo-sander because it eliminates the problem of tearing out wood on curved sections with end grain exposed when using patterns.
I tried 2-sided tape to hold the work piece on the pattern, but experienced too much slippage. I switched to 3 small 3/4” nails from the air nailer, which I simply pulled out with plyers when done. This worked great, and you can’t see the tiny holes left from the nails.
I have always had trouble trying to make pieces from patterns, but the combination of the Robo-sander and small air nails has finally made this a successful method for me. I intend to use this method on future projects.
I think the ladies will like these gifts :)
To see my Trials & Tribulations of making these, see my woodworking web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/