|Project by NateX||posted 01-09-2012 03:20 AM||2891 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My friend has a wedding planner side business and asked me if I could make a cake stand on a budget of $20. I, of course, said that I could and this is the result.
I went the full Norm Abrams on this project, the sides and top are MDF and I attached everything with glue and brad nails. The cove molding is real honest-to-goodness wood. Just a plank of pine from home depot cove cut and mitered under the top. I decided to use MDF because its strong, cheap, available in big sheets, and takes paint well. It was really nice to use, it was easy to rout and work with.
I had planned on using Kreg pocket screws but they didn’t work at all in the MDF. In fact, they just spread and cracked the stuff. They afforded to grip what so ever. In the end i just made some glue blocks from the left over MDF then glued and brad nailed them. “Pocket screw technology” would have completed the New-Yankee hat trick, but I suppose it wasn’t meant to be.
After filling the exposed nail holes, priming, painting, and assembling the whole thing I was happy with the results. I sprayed on a primer and layered on 1.5 rattle cans of Rustoleum “heirloom white” from home depot. This was a budget, big box project and I like it. My friend was stoked when she saw it, and I think it looked pretty good with a cake on top too!