This elegant looking hexagonal stand will highlight a favorite
houseplant, curio, or even a piece of fine sculpture. It’s easy to
build and will require only a few hours in the workshop. For a
piece like this, there’s no hard and fast rule that dictates the
size, so feel free to alter dimensions to suit the piece you plan to
display. We used red oak for ours, but just about any wood can
be used, even pine. Our stand measures 10" across the flats
which results in a board width of 5-3/4" and a length of 23".
Display Pedestal Complete Schematic
Display Pedestal Instructions
1. Set the sawblade at a 30-degree angle and locate the rip fence as shown in Figure 1.
2. Bevel one edge (step A), then turn the stock and bevel the other edge (step B). NOTE:
The saw blade must be set at exactly 30 degrees because even a small error will add
up to a large gap when you have six joints.
3. Equip the table saw with an adjustable dado head cutter set to make a 1/4" wide cut.
4. Set the dado head at a 30-degree angle.
5. Set the table saw depth so the groove will be 3/8" deep.
6. Adjust the table saw rip fence to properly locate the spline groove (see Figure 2).
7. Make the spline cut (see Figure 3).
8. Cut the 3/4" wide splines are from 1/4" plywood.
9. Add glue to all mating surfaces, assemble, and clamp with a pair of web clamps.
10. Allow the glue to dry overnight.
Figure 1. Saw Blade and Rip Fence
Figure 3. Making the Spline Cut
Figure 2. Spine Groove Detail
11. Obtain the hexagonal glass mirror, cut to fit the outside of the hexagon box, to make the
top (B) (see the schematic for the correct dimensions). NOTE: Most glass shops will
cut mirror stock to any size and shape. For appearance and safety be sure to have
the edges ground. Also, keep in mind that many adhesives will remove the mirror’s
silver, so use one that’s formulated to use with a mirror. Your glass shop will prob-
ably carry one.
12. Cut a 1/4" plywood inset (C) to fit just inside the box.
13. Glue the mirror and plywood