Cherry Book Stand

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Project by JerryL posted 05-06-2008 04:59 AM 1739 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something my wife has wanted for years and years. It took me about a year from design to completion – mostly procrastination on my part. The finish is tung oil and paste wax.

For her part she cried when it was finally finished. I’m glad she’s happy with it.

For my part I must say that some project work out the way you planned from beginning to end. The execution, assembly, finish, all work out the way you wanted. This one isn’t it for me. I learned a lot but the overall execution is such that I need to be careful how I look at the piece. There are glaring mistakes that I hid in the photos but it’s really bad in spots. I won’t go into the details but I feel like I made beginner mistakes at every step of the project.

Short of starting over I’m using each issue as a point of improvement for my next adventure. It means I need to work slower and make sure I get everything the way I want but in the end I’ll have something I’m proud of rather than something that’s doesn’t meet my standards.

Comments are welcome.

-- Jerry L.

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#1 posted 05-06-2008 05:50 AM

Nice project and beautiful cherry.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-06-2008 06:42 AM

Nice clean execution!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 12:22 PM


Cherry is my favorite wood with which to work. You did a good job on this project. To tell you the truth I don’t see any problems at all with the post. It looks pretty good to me. The mark of a good woodworker is not in creating a perfect build but in adding details to “hide” the mistakes.

Well done.

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

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 02:39 PM

Hey, I always say that good photography hides a multitude of sins. <g>

It looks great from here. Beautiful wood and nice finish.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-07-2008 03:47 AM

well I’m a pretty ficky pucker and I just can’t see anything wrong from here…the beauty of the Cherry and the detail of the piece itself is all I can see ! Great job : )

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

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