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End of Day Side Table - Repurposed Art Nouveau Smoke Stand

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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 06-20-2013 06:32 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the end of a another hard day in the shop fruitlessly hunting for misplaced tools, a man should have a quiet retreat. It could be a favorite summer chair on the front porch. And, there ought to be side table to keep cold drinks close at hand.

I love to build projects that have an antique echo. The base of an old, garage sale, smoke stand was a great start and inspiration. How about drawing on the Art Nouveau bases’ vine pattern by adding a flower and pistil table top? So, High HO and ten bucks for the stand add threaded rod, a matching nut, epoxy, a big washer, and white oak.

This project was my first opportunity to try my $50 Craigslist Rockler HVLP sprayer. The color was built up with repeated applications of Min-wax Red Oak, then 3 coats of Mini-Wax Helmsman Poly thinned by 30% with mineral spirits. The Rockler HVLP gets my 5 stars as a hobbyist woodworker.

The misplaced tools? The cold drinks aren’t helping me remember where they are. But, after a few, who gives a damn?

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.





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#1 posted 06-20-2013 12:47 PM

Very nice. I like the design.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 03:05 PM

Cool

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 06:05 PM

Cool. Really unique and creative.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 06-21-2013 07:41 PM

Very creative and resourceful, like the reuse of the stand. The top looks great and the finish as well.

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 01:30 AM

Quite a unique design and it seems to have several options of purpose. It could hold pipes in the center holes and a couple of canes in the outer holes.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 03:59 AM

Very nice. Sounds like a tool chest build is in order… lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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