Help me display these flowers for wife!

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01-09-2017 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: display roses flowers furniture swmbo

Every year for at least 6 years, I’ve gotten my wife a “dipped rose” like this for valentine’s day.

They are preserved with some kind of lacquer, and come in different colors. They’re about 12 inches long.

As you can imagine, you run out of places to keep these things, but I have no intention of stopping the rose collection since each year can be a new color.

I would like to design and build a tasteful piece of furniture that can store and display several of these roses.
Something expandable would be OK – like small shelves, and I could build more every year…

I’m open to any ideas! One possibility would be like a drill bit rack, with holes for the stems to sit in. But I don’t really like that idea, because there will either be extra holes awaiting future years – and looking incomplete until then, or worse, like a countdown! – or all holes would be filled, meaning next year I have to come up with something else.

Anyway I’ll shut up and let you folks offer advice if you can!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:03 PM

That is an awesome idea. Do they have to be separate or could you use a large very unique wood turned vase? I have been turning bowls and vases and doing fractal burning with high voltage electricity. Makes a really unique piece. Here is a link to one I just finished over the weekend that I am giving away to try and promote my Facebook page. Or if you are not on Facebook I put the video on you tube also. My brother and I are trying to establish a business doing something we love.

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 11:21 PM

With an oil rubbed finish in your teeth while nude.

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