Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Cake Stand Tease

Got a new cake stand in the works, and I think it's going to be my favorite one yet.  Here is a tease, so stay tuned!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 new oval cake stands!

Is oval the new black?  I've been getting quite a few request for oval cake stands recently, and was wondering if it's just a regional thing or a growing trend.   I think that oval cakes lend themselves to many more design elements than a round cake, because you have more area facing front to showcase decorations you want to incorporate, and it's also a change from a  traditional square cake.  The only drawback is finding a stand!  They are not very versatile, like say a square stand where you can put a round cake on it and it will still look good, but to me they are more interesting.  

Oval cake stand with arc legs in shop, just primed.

Finished oval cake stand with dummy cake

Another oval cake stand with simple base and dummy cake

Oval cake stand 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kathy's Thermostat Cover

I must live a sheltered life, because I didn't even know these were made.  The story behind this is my oldest sister Kathy bought one of these (see the black one in the pictures) and decided that it stuck out too far from the wall for her taste.  She wanted me to try and cut it down, but after seeing it I decided it would be easier to make one from scratch.  She also had me put tiny hinges on it instead of leather hinges like the original, and I made the bottom different so the thermostat would have better airflow around it.  The inside dimensions are 8” wide x 4.5” tall and is 1 5/8” deep at its narrowest point at the top.  The outside measures roughly 9 ¾” square.   This was a neat little project and gave me a chance to take a break from my main job, making cake stands.   I made an extra one and put it on my Etsy shop for you to buy!

This was the original

My work.  Front view

Bottom view.  Open for airflow.

Front view with door open.

Side view.  The door will shut completely when it is hung up.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2 New cake stands today, check my Etsy store

Finished 2 new stands today.  I found some legs that I thought would look really nice, to me they are "Frenchy". I used some molding with leaves that wrapped all the way around the top and was very happy with the results.  I was very mindful of the design pattern on the molding so when you look at it, all 4 sides look the same.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I got a sale! Wait, there's another one!

Really excited!  I got my first sale on Thursday morning on my day old Etsy store, then another one yesterday.  Thank you Crystal and Catie.  I sold one of my big cake stands like this , and the other one was one I turned on the lathe like this one.  Now if I can just sell more....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Etsy Store is up! Come check it out.

When I started setting up my Etsy store on Monday I had no idea how much work it was going to be.  Taking photos, editing them so they fit, typing descriptions, ads, policies, and terms, it just seemed like I would never get done.  Well after 3 days and pounding headaches from staring at the screen, I can say I at least have it functional.  Now that I have some of my items on there with prices, I can start selling them easier.  I appreciate everyones help, comments, and patience.  Click on this link to go to my store My Woodworking Solutions or just click one of the pictures in the section marked My Etsy Store on the right side of the main blog page