Napkin Holder

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Project by FaTToaD posted 11-22-2010 12:30 AM 2826 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my coworkers asked if I would make a napkin holder for her, so I thought it would be a good chance to use a piece of slightly figured maple I had on hand.

The outside edges are walnut, followed by thin strips of cherry, and finally I piece of curly maple for the center. I wasn’t sure if the mitered corners would hold up over the years, so I added four walnut miter keys to each side. The corners actually slant in about a degree to help hold the napkins in place.

For the finish, I started with several coats of heated BLO that I allowed to cure for several days. I then applied four coats of a homemade “danish oil”, followed by a couple coats of wax.

Overall I’m happy with it, and I’m sure she’s going to be very pleased.

Thanks for looking. Comments and feedback are always welcomed!

-- David

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 01:42 AM

really, really nice

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 04:19 AM

How coincidental that I was asked yesterday if I made and sold Napkin Holders, and here you are tempting me with such a good and easy design! Nice wood combination.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 05:40 AM

Particularly nice combination of woods. If you don’t mind being copied, I may make one just like it soon as I set my shop up again.

Calhoun, GA

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 05:45 AM

Well done : ) Nice wood combo .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 01:36 PM

Very elegant

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 11-22-2010 02:27 PM

Nice simple design. Looks like a nice finish too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 11-22-2010 03:53 PM

Nice Design. I have been planning on replacing a napkins holder I made several years ago and am looking for designs. I like what you did. The splines add to the design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 11-22-2010 06:04 PM

Dave, nice color combination. That is bound to make her happy.

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 03:00 AM

Excellent choice of wood for this project. Turns a simple, utility object into something beautiful. I’ve got to make one now.

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