A few walnut stands

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A few walnut stands

Post  Hank Miller on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:17 am

Of the local hard woods walnut is certainly one of my favorites. Below are a few stands made from walnut. The first is new and the second is the same as the cherry stand I posted previously. Enjoy Hank




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Post  NoWay Ray on Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:42 am

Very nice Hank. There is some work gone into those.

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:10 pm

I like the simple designs, especially with the legs turning outward. I could see the first pictured table with it's warm rich reddish tone used with a similar colored pot graced by a chinese juniper. The second table seems too light and would provide too much contrast with a pot and tree, like to see it colored darker. especially since it's stature is so close to the ground.

Wish I could discribe this better but here goes.....with the top of the first table, just a bit of class could be added by making the corners angled like a picture frame with the center piece then centered within the frame. There are times when it would be nice to have just a touch of refinement within it's simplicity.

love your work, thanks for posting...

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Post  Hank Miller on Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Thanks for your kind comments and suggestions.  When I have some time I will make a top which is wrapped in walnut as suggested..   Will post when it is done.
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Hank

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Post  arihato on Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:55 pm

Very nice work. What do you use as finish?

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Post  Hank Miller on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:21 pm

We have tried  an number of finiishs and have more or less settled on Tung OIl (Watco).  Lacquer finishes are difficult to repair when scratched which is why we use an oil finish in spite of the fact that they require more work.  Tung oil is a bit more water resistant than teak oil.  A minimum of three coats is necessary in our opinion. Buffing after each application is necessary.

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Walnut Stands

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:29 pm

As a user, lately I try to put little felt or rubber pads on the feet of my pots. I have so many stands that need refinishing.  Sad 
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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:43 pm

For the most part, I agree with you Iris. I go thru quite the number of 3/8 th's (10 mm) inch felt pads under everything I place on my
custom tables that I had built. I did buy a used one,and while it's not defaced, it does look worn...but ya know, with certain trees
that have an olde worn look to them, they seem to go well together. ( just like peas and carrots) Smile

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