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post #1 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Cake Stand

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My middle son is getting married in March and after looking around for a stand for the wedding cake wanted to know if I could make one. Well you know me—couldn’t refuse the opportunity to make a new project so here it is. Made from Peruvian walnut the top is 16” in diameter with a 10” base and 9” tall turned pedestal. Used an Ogee bit for edge detail, sanded to 400 grit and finished with 4 coats of wipe -on poly. Fun little project.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-29-2012, 11:26 AM
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Very cool. With a pedestal like that it may take away from the cake. Is there any worry about the poly tainting the cake? Wonderful color, very high class.
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A VERY nice onelooking cake stand.Its unique.I havent seen like it.How did you attach the pieces together? Screws and titebond thru the bottom and titebond on the top?

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It looks fantastic Mike, your son and his fiance will be very proud
to use it on the Big day.
Oh and please pass on my Best Wishes to the happy couple.


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post #5 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 09:52 PM
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thats really sharp
i made one similar for my nieces wedding but yours looks way better
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Beautiful work! That's a nice looking stand.
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I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm glad I caught up with it. Very nice work and I'm sure that they will be very happy with it. I would love to see a photo of the stand with the cake on it when that time comes. Great work.

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Thanks for the comments guys
To Itchy Brother-The top and base are attached with 1" tenons that are turned on the ends of the pedestal and glued into 1" holes drilled into the base and top.
To Kenbo--I'll post a pic of the wedding cake on the stand when I get back .

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Looks great. Yes pics with the cake would be nice.

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