|Project by Paul||posted 01-07-2008 11:16 PM||5817 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
Well, I guess I may as well go ahead and post the pictures of my self-designed plant stand.
It’s overall height is 30” comprised of 12 laminated staves.
The dodecagon top is approximately 6” in diameter. I “veneered” the top with 12 triangular wedges to form the pattern.
Some the details of construction begin here
Joined to the top and a twelve spoke wheel with round head brass screws.
I created the pattern on the top of the staves with my mortise machine and then joined the two diamonds by raising the table saw blade through the staves. The diamonds at the bottom of each stave were formed with the mortise machine as well.
Close up pic of the bottom here
Could have sanded more and used a wood conditioner, but need to move on to the box part of the challenge. Finished with “Mission” stain from Rockler and Satin Polyurethane.
It has kind of a “Arts-and-Crafts-African-Folk-Art” feel to it.
-- Paul, Texas