Asian Art Print Stand

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Project by Paul M posted 09-19-2008 02:38 PM 2524 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As mentioned in my “Frank Lloyd Wright Print Stand” project, this is the Asian version. Actually this is the third, with the second being about this size and used some other ray flecks, but used the mitered corners.

About the only dimensions used from the Wright stand is that the table and leg height are the same size. I was able to put together a fair amount of “Ray Flecked” stock for the frame and it really brings the wood to life. As you move about, the flecks flash off and on, and the serpentine spindles seem to change shape. If I was into “video” I could probably show this better, but I already have too many projects ongoing.

Finish is Golden Oak, quickly wiped off and shellac with as touch of medium brown tone added. The frame and spindles are mortise and tenon.

Currently being used to display some “David Bumbeck” prints. David was a High School classmate, and was kind enough to sign several of his early prints for us.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#1 posted 09-19-2008 03:42 PM

I think it is great, very artistic.

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#2 posted 09-20-2008 04:13 AM

Beautiful display stand. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 09-20-2008 04:25 AM

good looking piece. very appealing.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 09-21-2008 02:18 AM

Paul M….......nice to see the design process worked through a series. I remember Karson doing a series of colors with the Thorsen table. Of the 3, your last appeals to me most. Seeing the object change form is pretty cool . The proprotions seems spot on and the added texture with the serpentine slats brings you into the piece. By adding just a touch of color with the ledge stop deceptively adds more structure and provides the viewer the feel of a very sound base. The top rail with the slight wings, adds a nice ending to the top of the piece. Having the material on-hand to continue the fleck throughout the build would have been a bonus.

.....that’s nice work.


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#5 posted 09-21-2008 03:05 AM

Neil, thanks for the objective comments!
Not using “ray fleck” throughout was done on purpose. One element that I really like from the previous two stands, was using “cathedral” grain for the legs and table. By having the grain pattern centered and cutting the legs and table from a continuous piece, the grain flows up the leg and across the table. Unfortunately this does not show in the photos and is best seen when viewed from straight on and looking down.

My design maybe working too well, as my wife does not want to put a print on it as it will hide too much of the stand.

I guess that is good.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#6 posted 09-22-2008 01:33 AM

Beautiful work Paul.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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