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Grain Direction

A friend asked me to make a little stand for a wooden mini keg that will sit horizontally on a counter top. I have a design for the ends but am wondering which direction the grain should run. or does it matter? (The upper part of the support will be rounded, without that flat spot on them)



Also, as long as I'm here asking....does anybody see a possibility for a stand that could be "rocked" once in a while? Just add rockers to the base? Sketchup is like Chinese arithmetic to me. Thanks
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You don't give any dimensions.

Plywood or cross laminated solid wood would be my choice.

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I would probably run the grain vertically. I would round off the points at the top. They might get hit putting the keg in.





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OK Cabinetman Thanks, good idea about the points on top. I'm making the stand out of white oak to match the little barrel...would the grain direction suggestion hold true even if I have to make a glueup to get my end blanks large enough? (11")
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Plywood or cross laminated solid wood would be my choice.
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