Fretwork Flower Stand

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Project by Steve Good posted 05-22-2011 11:57 PM 3446 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small fretwork table I designed and built last night. I intended it to be a flower stand but it ended up being a place for the fretwork church I made a while back. It’s made from hard maple and has some nice figure in places. I forgot how much I hate scrolling hard maple. The stuff cuts like steel.

When I started the project I wanted to make the joinery very simple so my blog readers could attach the legs without having to know how to do mortice and tenon joints or other complex joinery. My readers are scrollers and many of them don’t have much more than a scroll saw to work with. After gluing the legs to the top assembly I used spacers to lock the legs in place (shown in the last picture). It’s a strange way to attach legs but they seem pretty solid and hopefully it’s simple for them to assemble.

-- Steve Good,

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 12:37 AM

That is nice. It would be a nice piece to display my church clock too. I’ll definately be downloading that pattern when you put it up. Thanks Steve.
I am sure I can edit the pattern to whatever size I need, but how big is the top on the one you have shown here?


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#2 posted 05-23-2011 01:30 AM

Nice job Steve.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 01:31 AM

Steve – love this project – would like to see more of this type when you have time.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 01:54 AM

That is a very nice table, Steve. I also enjoy being subscribed to all your videos over on YT. Thanks for sharing in both places.

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 02:16 AM

Awesome table, Steve! I think it is a great project! You did a wonderful job on it. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 03:17 AM

Thanks William. The top is 14 X 14.

-- Steve Good,

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 03:33 AM

No offense to the church, but that fretwork on the flower stand sure is stealing the show. It’s a great design, very appealing. The composition of it works especially well in my opinion.

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 11:57 AM

No, thank you. It somehow looked larger in the photo, but that isn’t a problem. I can easily enlarge everything by 1 1/2 and it’ll be plenty big enough for what I have in mind.


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#9 posted 05-23-2011 08:33 PM

Another great project and a great job Steve. I really like this.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#10 posted 05-24-2011 03:33 AM

Wonderful job.

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#11 posted 05-24-2011 03:54 AM

Steve, this is a beautiful table. You nailed the design and execution. Also, I want to thank you for all you do for us scrollers and thank you for all the great patterns!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 01-04-2015 01:54 AM

Very Nice!!!!

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#13 posted 06-27-2016 01:23 PM

This piece is very creative and also very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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