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Stickley #72 Magazine Stand

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Project by hickeymad posted 504 days ago 1698 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this in a blog by Chris Schwarz (here) and really liked the proportions. It was originally designed for Stickley by Harvey Ellis, who lightened the heavy Stickley look with a slight taper to the legs and the curved top stretcher. I changed the way the bottom shelf meets the stretcher to ensure consistent grain.
My interpretation of the piece is quartersawn white oak with an aniline dye followed by three coats of varnish/oil and brown paste wax.
An easy little build though I had to use some case-hardened oak for the legs I was able to keep the visible checks to a minimum.
The back is shiplapped flat-sawn white oak with a chamfer at the seams. Unfortunately, the case is a little small to hold full-sized kids books. Magazines or small books are the ticket.
See also my blog.





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 504 days ago

Great build, and the figure in that oak is spectacular!
I like the overall scale and look of the piece.
I’m off to read your blog.
Great job!

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

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 504 days ago

I agree with Willie, great figure. Very nicely done!

-- Art

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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balidoug

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#4 posted 501 days ago

Nice job, Mathew. Am working on a project that will require ship lapping, and will almost certainly be begging you for guidance in the near future.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 501 days ago

You make fine furniture. Well executed design and great wood choice. The amazing finish sets it off.

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