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Stand for an antique tray

November 2005

This project was for an antique dealer who had a nice brass and mahogany tray, but no stand; without one, it was hard to sell

I started with a block of mahogany, intending to get all the parts from the same piece of material.

The legs and stretcher parts were cut on the bandsaw and shaped by hand. I had several ways in mind to put the stretcher together, I chose the experimental: Four parts, each tenoned into the leg, and again into a block in the center. The curved stretcher parts shown here are waiting for the tenons to be cut on the ends.

There were not that many pieces, but controlling them was a project in itself.

Posted by ronpaci at December 25, 2005 5:02 PM