David’s Mahogany Music Stand

Viewer Project - By David
Added on March 21, 2008

I asked you about a dark mahogany stain a few weeks ago and you suggested I go with Bartley’s Jet Mahogany. Well, I wasn’t able to get the Bartley’s stain in time for Christmas, so I was forced to go with the Polyshades. It didn’t turn out too bad, though it was a very frustrating process. I’ve attached photos of the music stand. The music stand was a gift for my sister Kristina for Christmas. I constructed it out of genuine mahogany. The sheet support spells her initials “KMK”.

The height is fully adjustable using the thumb knob on the back of the hexagon shaft. The “hinge” is constructed out of mahogany and again, using the thumb knobs, can be positioned in any way necessary. This was my first real project. I haven’t built anything quite so complex in the past, so I was excited that it turned out better than I expected. I’m a Civil Engineering designer and I use AutoCad for everything I do. I’m also pretty decent at Sketchup, so I was able to model the stand before attempting to construct it in the real world. It certainly made the hinge aspect of the design function correctly the first time.


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