Mission Style Fern Stand Plans
When making the fern stand shown in the accompanying sketch use quarter-sawed oak if possible, as this wood is the most suitable for finishing in the different mission stains. Considerable labor can be saved in its construction by ordering the stock from the mill ready cut to length, squared and sanded. Order the following pieces:
- 4 posts, 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 by 30 in., S-4-S.
- 8 side rails, 3/4 by 1-1/2 by 13-1/2 in., S-4-S.
- 2 shelf supports, 3/4 by 1 by 13-1/2 in., S-4-S.
- 1 top, 3/4 by 16 by 16 in., S-4-S.
- 1 shelf, 3/4 by 15 by 15 in., S-4-S.
- 16 slats, 3/8 by 3 by 5 in., S-4-S.
The top board should have the corners cut out to fit around the posts. It is held in place by means of screws through cleats which are fastened to the inner sides of the top rails.The bottom board or shelf rests upon two rails that are mortised into the posts as shown. The top and bottom boards should be of one piece if possible, otherwise two or more boards will have to be glued together.Before gluing up the joints see that all the pieces fit together square and tight. The posts and rails should be glued and assembled, then the top and bottom boards put in place to hold the frame square when the clamps are put on.Leave to dry for about 24 hours before removing the clamps. Fasten the top and bottom boards in place and then go over the stand with fine sandpaper and remove all surplus glue and rough spots.These are free old vintage plans that were scanned or taken from old magazines for you to use and not to be confused with plans I sell on this site that I have drawn myself a short while back.
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