Building a pair of box stands   2 comments

I began working on the building of two box stands. One for me and one for a friend.  In this case I traded a tree for the stand. The stand starts out as a thought.

This is a classical box stand. It is simple in design and functional. The main thing is that it feel light and not heavy or bulky.

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I start ripping the plywood for the shelves. It is more stable than solid wood.

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The stand will finish out at about 9 inches deep. Outside dimensions are about 32 x 32 inches.

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All the wood is ripped and ready for shaping.

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Thew ood is run thru the planer and taken down to thickness. The shelves will have a frame that will be thicker than the actual shelf. Looking thru my Gafu ten books shows this to be the most prevelent design. The ends show the router work complete.

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I begin the tedious task of cutting out all the frames. Stop blocks in the miter saw make this much faster and easy to make two at once.

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I was also able to glue up some of the boards and get them rough sanded today. This is a look at what there will be when finished. The middle board on the right has not been glued up yet so I used one from the other stand that will be used on the left. It will not overlap as much.

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The work will continue tomorrow.

The next weekend I went back to work on the box stands. There is a lot of time spent on making jigs. I needed a jig to route the slot on the box side.010

Working here affixing all the parts with glue and clamps.

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Glue and clamps is amazingly strong. Breaking it apart will tear the wood and not break the joint. I use a special aliphatic with five minute grab and dye all my glue a dark color so it does not show later.

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The top has been affixed and now I am working on the middle shelves.

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Thew hole thing is set in the sun to dry for a couple hours. I hope people pay special attention to the straightness of the legs when cross sighting. I hate legs that are all bent and out of plumb. They should also cross sight with the opposite corner leg. Just me but I think thats stuff is important.

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The top blade is affixed with a 3/16 dowel into the legs.

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The two middle shelves are seperated with a “S” shaped bar.

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The stand is sanded with 100 paper and final sanding will take place after all the router work.

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Built the other one over the Easter Weekend. Now I have two. One has been routed and can be seen as the right one in the foto in front of the couch.

 

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2 responses to “Building a pair of box stands

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  1. Great work !
    . You are a true craftsman

  2. Wow ! Impressive.

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