Plate Display

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Project by tweetdriver posted 09-29-2012 03:54 PM 940 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on a display I saw in the hotel at Williamsburg. This is the 2nd I’ve built, this one for dear friends in Virginia. Used my stock of old pine salvaged from a demolished old country church (built prior to 1900). There is still paint on the backs of some of the boards. This is the 2nd time I’ve built this display. The first time I glued it up the vertical boards behind the magnolia plate expanded more than anticipated, and blew apart the glue joints of the frame. The vertical boards are all beautiful quarter sawn and the expansion was significant. Fortunately, this was one of those multi-month projects. There is enough space now to push all the boards to one side and stick a pencil in the gap. Finished with Tung oil. Hung on a french cleat as wide as the display. The third picture is the first display, built for my sweet wife. Black cherry harvested from a burn pile at a neighbor’s house construction.

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#1 posted 10-02-2012 12:40 AM

Nice job on both of these shelves. I like the pine one best. Very nice design. Thanks for giving the credit to the source of your inspiration, and thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 12:42 PM

This is a beautiful plate rack. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 12:59 PM

I love it … good job! I have somethingf similar hanging in my dining room.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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