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    Plant stand / seed starter completed

    My wife, Shelley, loves gardening about as much as I do woodworking. She wanted a plant starting table, and as we looked around for them, nice ones were about as costly as say a heavy cast iron motorized tool.

    Thanks to Jim Becker for a photo, and a small article at Fine Gardening, I came up with this design. It is held together with Lee Valley knock down hardware. The shelves are fixed, the lamp units, which hold 4 T-8 bulbs each are adjustable. As the brackets for the lamps have half lap joints, the lamps will remain horizontal. Very nice 3" polyurethane casters from Grizzly top [or bottom] it off.

    The wood is maple, finished with some minwax poly.

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    Hi Ken,
    This is a really nice project. You must be quite pleased, It looks to be very fine work and after all "it is for your bride".
    Congratulations,
    Shaz
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    Very nice job, Ken. I'm betting that's as good or better than the commercial ones, and I'm sure it cost a lot less than a cast iron power tool.
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    Ken, that is a very nice piece. Not only functional, but it looks good too! I'd bet the commercial stands don't look as nice!

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    Ken,

    This is a great project. I have already made a promise to myself not to let the LOML see it! Our house is too small, but that might not matter to her once she sees how nice a job you did.

    Well Done!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    We're keeping it in the laundry room, which looked alot more roomy before it went in. In any case, if it makes my wife happier, it makes me happier. "Honey, I bought another plane"

    Ken

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