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Project by Timber4fun posted 07-29-2008 02:54 PM 1767 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made these quartersawn white oak stands a few years back. I used a Minwax Special Walnut stain, along with a number of coats of wipe-on poly. I finished it up with a coat of paste wax (including buffing). It looks like it needs some dusting and another coat of wax. These were fun to make. I think most of it was put together from scraps leftover from another project. They are heavy and solid.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA





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#1 posted 07-29-2008 03:00 PM

Nice-looking stands!

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 05:19 PM

Very nice! Love the QSWO.

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 06:08 PM

wonderful workmanship

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 06:44 PM

Good looking QSWO stands. I’ve yet to make something out of QSWO. I don’t know why, probably because I do more turning than building. Just got to get busy. Nice work..

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#5 posted 07-29-2008 06:51 PM

Very nice looking stands, that are heirlooms already.

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#6 posted 07-29-2008 08:55 PM

Thats a nice pair of stands. QSWO is one of my favorite woods to work with.

Thanks for posting

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#7 posted 07-29-2008 08:58 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Mike – you should give QSWO a try sometime. QSWO is very stable and strong. The stability has to do with the way it is cut, like other quartersawn boards. There is nothing worse than putting your heart and sole into a piece of furniture to see it warp, cup, split, or “wackout” on you. Yes – “wackout” is my word. You’ll get hooked on it. Give it a try. My wife was just asking me when I am going to start some more QSWO projects. I have been doing a bunch of maple stuff lately, as we have a considerable amount of maple cabinets in my house. Looks like I have the go ahead to purchase some more QSWO.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#8 posted 07-29-2008 09:06 PM

good job

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#9 posted 07-30-2008 03:14 AM

Nice looking stands Tim. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 07-30-2008 03:48 AM

Very nice Tim. These look great. I like the look of quartersawn oak, it’s very distintive.

Thanks for posting these.

-- Martin, Kansas

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