Umbrella Stand

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Project by tallshipsailor posted 02-07-2018 03:54 AM 436 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently saw an umbrella stand at an antique shop. They wanted a few hundred dollars for it. So I thought I could make one like it.

I took two pictures of the antique, did a few sketches, and here’s the finished stand. I used a piece of 2” x 8” x 60” mahagany wood, stained with a mixture of Danish and teakwood oils with a little burnt umber and burnt Siena to darken it. I added the scrolls and rosettes on the top (not in the original design). After putting a few umbrellas in the finished stand I noticed the tips slid all over the bottom rail, so I added the divider stops not done in the antique version.

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#1 posted 02-07-2018 06:34 AM

Very nice separation concept. I like curves and details on top. The bottom rail is also very interesting.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 12:06 PM

I like it … looks solid. Might we see your photo of the original for comparison? Good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 02-07-2018 01:48 PM

very nice project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-07-2018 05:48 PM

A very beautiful umbrella stand.


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#5 posted 02-07-2018 06:57 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. As for the pictures, bad as I am, I must have deleted them from my cell phone files due to space. I realize now that I really should have kept them and added them to my wood working folder with the drawings.

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#6 posted 02-07-2018 09:39 PM

You did a fine job on this umbrella stand.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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