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Project by alexsutula posted 1519 days ago 1478 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In attempts to make money this summer I have made these plant/lamp stands as a cash and carry item. I have built some small $10-$30 objects that I will post later. I thought it would be a good idea to have less expensive pieces of furniture, seeing as that I want to be a furniture maker and not small box and coaster maker.

The one on the right inspired by the latest FFW with Ted Blanchey ( I think thats his name). I have a duplicate of the stand on the right. The 3 of them went together pretty fast, just 2 days in the shop. I really like the curved legs on the left stand but you need 12/4 stock to cut them, which is difficult to find especially in walnut.

I read in a photography book that some furniture makers only will put one coat of finish on the piece so that when it is photographed the finish wont reflect as much light. I think that might account for some of the variances in colors between the legs and aprons.

Honest opinions please.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland





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#1 posted 1519 days ago

I hope these are far more than $30 good job

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#2 posted 1519 days ago

I am very impressed with all your projects. As a hobbiest, I am amazed with your craftmanship and creativity. It gives me something to strive toward.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 1519 days ago

good lookin …Like the legs..

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

Assume, simple and elegant design I think I would ask more the $30 for sure

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

The legs are very eye catching! Teh whole piece looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

beautiful little tables I agree with everyone else $30 seems a little lite What kind of wood did you use?....Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Chris Cunanan

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#7 posted 1519 days ago

i think this would go more in the medium purchase category, maybe $75-100 would lean us away from accustomed to slave wages? if u can sell it, it’s all in marketing these days…love the legs, i will def replicate soon with my newly acquired bandsaw! lovin this thing =]

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#8 posted 1519 days ago

Love the design. Very elegant.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 1519 days ago

These are great, and I’d think with the clean, elegant lines, they’d appeal to a pretty wide audience.

Did you chamfer the bottom of the legs? I ask because they appear to slightly float above the paper (or whatever your backdrop material is)?

I like the simple addition of the routered groove in the apron. Adds a touch more detail, without being glaring, or conflicting with the rest of the design.

Is it all walnut, or just the top and apron? The legs appear to be lighter, but still resemble walnut. Of course, I would think they were cut from different pieces, so that might also explain the difference in color?

And please tell me these are more than $30!

Once you get this design down, these would be great to do in different species to really appeal to a wide audience.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 1517 days ago

nice

-- al.chazy ny

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#11 posted 401 days ago

Very nice looking plant stands : )

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