Arts & Crafts Plant Stand

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Project by Greg Salata posted 02-07-2008 02:41 AM 3669 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift for my wife last Christmas.

Slightly adjusted plans from Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture by Bob Lang

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 02:43 AM

Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 02:47 AM

I like it!! Gotta love QSWO


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#3 posted 02-07-2008 02:50 AM

A very nice plant stand. I use quarter sawn oak a lot….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 03:00 AM

Very nice. My favorite book. Can you write about the finish?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 03:11 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome and comments.

The finish on the plant stand was as follows.

Apply water based dye to set a base color. Lightly sand.

Apply 1 coat of clear shellac. Rub down with steel wool.

Apply walnut gel stain. Wipe off excess.

3 coats of clear shellac, rubbing with steel wool after each layer.

Apply brown Briwax and rub it out.

Really brings out the figure in QSWO.


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#6 posted 02-07-2008 03:15 AM

I think quartersawn oak is one of God’s greatest creations, and you’ve done a marvelous job of showcasing it. Very, Very nice!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 03:56 AM

Another nice piece ( – that I plan on steailing!) very nice, i’m betting your a hero in your house!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 04:18 AM

Very well done, again great color on both pieces.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 04:22 AM


That is very nice!


-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 04:23 AM

This is a nice project Greg. I am a fan of arts and crafts furniture.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 10:30 AM

Beautiful and functional – well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 11:59 PM

Great Job, nice furniture. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 02-08-2008 01:14 AM

Thanks fellow Lumberjocks.


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