Plant Stands

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Project by offyguy posted 08-09-2012 07:30 PM 1211 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed by Chris Schwarz (from Woodworking Magazine a few years ago), based on the furniture of Gustav Stickley. Made of Quartersawn White Oak, finished with stain/danish oil/amber shellac/and polyurethane. Green mable tile in the center. This was an interesting project, I spent alot of time cutting the pieces out so the grain ran straight across or straight up and down on each piece. I also, resawed the legs to get more perfectly riftsawn grain (for a more consistent look on all four sides of all the legs). Then I spent lots of time getting the best looking chamfers I could on the tops of the legs. And of course it took awhile to get clean thru mortises for the lower stretcher and tusk tenon.

thanks for looking


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#1 posted 08-10-2012 01:43 AM

Nice looking stands, John. Your time spent on the details really paid off. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 02:58 AM

Nice ! Your attention to detail has paid off.

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks for the compliments. The other thing I learned is that it would have been alot easier to put the finish on all the pieces before assembly! Getting into all those inside corners took forever! Next time I suppose.

I wish I had the patience to take better photos too.


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#4 posted 08-10-2012 05:09 PM

Well done, they look great!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 08:43 PM

Nice work on the plant stands, Ilike the style. Your execution is very nice as well.
When finishing mission style pieces, I have found it easiest to spray on stain after assembly. Makes it easier to cover all the spindles and rails.
Great work

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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