|Project by Jim Boehm||posted 03-09-2008 04:46 AM||1368 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is an oak carousel I made for my wife. The ones you buy in the stores just don’t cut it. They are not tall enough to put our table top spices under and if you put them on top they tip and spin off.
This is made out of 3/4” solid oak. I used a Cabot dark mohogany stain for the napkin arches, the outer trim of the circles and the inner trim of the circles where the spices go. The base of the carousel is stained with Cabot country maple color. I put 2 coats of spar urenthane to finish it off. The unit is about 11 1/2” round and about 6” tall not including the arches. I put a 6” lazy susan on the bottom with four clear bumpers to eliminate scratching the table. The circles for the spices are sized for the spices to fit. I used a circle cutter for them. The three dowels are 1” round and 6” long. I routed the grooves with a 1/4” “V” cutter for design. They are supported by 1” holes cut out with a 1” forstner bit and cut 1/4” deep. I used TB-III and brads to hold it all together.
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