Gustav Stickley #605 telephone stand

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Project by letterset25 posted 02-09-2008 06:51 AM 4766 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first piece of furniture. I had few tools at the time and as a result all the joints were cut by hand. It was finished with water based dye (which was terrible) and Danish oil, which was my standard until I recently started using shellac.


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#1 posted 02-09-2008 06:53 AM

Looks great to me!

-- 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 02-09-2008 11:39 AM

Looks great. The rotary phone is a nice touch.

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#3 posted 02-09-2008 01:09 PM

Very nice piece and the finish looks just fine to me. Although Stickley stop building furniture just before 1920, he continued to work on developing a perfect finish until his death at age 85.

-- I can build us one.

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#4 posted 02-09-2008 01:52 PM

Well done, cute little table, like the finish too.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 02-09-2008 01:53 PM

Hi Jeremy,

This is a nice piece. The finish looks fine to me as well. As a rule we are far more critical of our work than others are. We tend to focus on perceived flaws which often simply go unnoticed by others.

Cutting the joints by hand is a worthy accomplishment. If I didn’t have my power tools I would have a difficult time doing something like this.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 02-09-2008 06:10 PM

Scott Bryan said it all. I look at pieces I did in the past & shake my head. That’s one reason most of us are here. To improve our skills. Keep up the good work!


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#7 posted 02-10-2008 03:58 AM

Nice work. The finish looks great.

-- Andy Stark

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#8 posted 04-06-2008 04:07 PM

Good looking table. Old phone add a nice touch.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 09-25-2012 03:17 PM

Ditto on the old phone : ) Very sturdy looking design , and the finish looks good from here : )

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

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