Four Alder Stands 2016

I built these as a test bed for an idea I had. My plan was to create some colored stands. I don’t know why. The design was simple and not very complicated. Again out of alder wood.

All the strips cut that will surround the tops and become the seb deck.

The sub deck parts are cut to length and require two miters. One for the top plane and one for the insertion of the leg which will make the triple miter.

The legs are cut to length and mitered at the top.

The legs are stacked and taped and run thru the router to make a dado for the stretcher to fit into.

I built this box and lined it with plastic wrap. It is square and becomes an assembly jig for the sub deck and glueing the leg to it. All four legs and all four sub deck pieces must be put together at the same time.

On of the sub decks has been run thru the router and rounded over. The clamps hold the shadow line in place while the glue dries.

Just a bunch of parts for the tables. Tops, subdecks and such.

Now the top is glued on. Of the four I built two are about 18″ x 14″ and two are 20″ x 16″.

The detail of the edge on the top.

So now it is finished and the stretcher is installed and now it gets the finish. This one was stained a teal blue color. I wasn’t thrilled with the finish and so the rest were stained brown. I sold one of each and kept this blue one and the larger one is still on my bench unfinished, meaning unfinished as in the cut out parts are on the bench. Maybe later next week I will throw it together.

I entered the table and pyracantha in the 2017 Kazari.

Posted December 15, 2019 by California Bonsai Art

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