Yogurt Stand

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 03-11-2011 07:51 AM 2330 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were commissioned to build a few pieces for a local business.

Solid Canadian Black Walnut was used thought the store, accented with Gabon Ebony.

This piece was built to fit around the frozen yogurt machine, with a shelf that can be raised up to place a crock pot on for samples. It is built with frame and panel construction with 3/8’’ thick matched panels. The side shelf is built with a Maloof style wooden hinge and wood shelf support which swings up and supports the shelf.

We gave the client a cutting/serving board to place on the side shelf as a surprise, mostly because it would be easier to be cleaned if something was spilled but also to show our appreciation for the work.

Thanks for having a look!
Paul & Joel

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 03-11-2011 07:54 AM

Nice work, love the walnut, hinge looks awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 03-11-2011 07:56 AM

I see why you got the job. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 03-11-2011 07:56 AM

wow, they went high-end for this! Great-looking job! You guys are great.

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#4 posted 03-11-2011 08:21 AM

Beautiful piece, the walnut looks gorgeous and the details in your work are amazing.


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#5 posted 03-11-2011 08:43 AM

Guys – Beautiful work! Awesome look, colour, hing is terrific. You’re the best. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 03-11-2011 09:58 AM

Nice job. Hard to tell from the photo, but I hope you cut a groove around the edge of the cutting board to keep spills from dripping down onto that lovely wood.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 03-11-2011 10:10 AM

great work… well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#8 posted 03-11-2011 03:25 PM

looks great man! the Hinge turned out perfrectly. I like the cutting board Idea. I’ve done the same thing with several of my commissions and I think most of them liked the free cutting board more than the piece, not sure what that says about my work : )

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#9 posted 03-11-2011 04:09 PM

This is so beautiful! I hate to think about yogurt dripping and running down that beautiful finish! Nice cutting board idea- I hope it does work to preserve that piece. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Canadian Woodworks

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#10 posted 03-11-2011 04:26 PM

Thanks fellow jocks, I credit the beautiful walnut lumber we’ve been especially lucky with the quality of lumber we’ve been able to pick up especially with the uniqueness of the wood and amount of figure. We buy most of it from a local person who harvests, saws and dries it all him self and he delivers! (-:

This was our first attempt at a wooden hinge and support, which worked out exactly how we pictured it in our heads.
We sand everything up to 500grit abralon, burnish with a sheep wool pad, then apply our 3 part wipe on wipe off oil-poly finish.

Custom work really makes your head work, but we like the challenge and appreciate clients who appreciate this quality. They understand they will have their cabinets as long as the store exists if not longer (-:

There is not actually a drip tray in the board, we wanted to leave as much surface area for what ever they put on it, to not have to worry about a foot of a crock pot teetering in the groove. I’m sure they will be quick to wipe up any spills.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#11 posted 03-11-2011 05:10 PM

You two did a fantastic job on this, to say the least.

The wooden hinge is great. You did a beautiful job showing off the walnut as well.

Ice cream or frozen yogurt suddenly seems a lot more appealing during the winter!

Is it just the angle of the photo, or is the fold-down side wing not quite level? Surely it must be the photo, or maybe it’s slightly off so drips run away from the rest of the piece?

-- 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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#12 posted 03-11-2011 05:40 PM


-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Canadian Woodworks

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#13 posted 03-11-2011 06:24 PM

Oh she’s level! (-: They make such good frozen yogurt, and there meat pies don’t get me started!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#14 posted 03-11-2011 09:59 PM

that is really nice..great work,,,I’d love to have the talent to do something like that,,great talent..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#15 posted 03-11-2011 10:09 PM

I suspect your stand will outlast the frozen yogurt business by a few hundred years. Too nice!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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