I have been working on this stand for off and on for several months. If you recall my post Hive Joinery Part 4 I focused on dovetails. I hinted that the tails in the photo were not for an actual hive, well this is what it was for! I would like to point out that this is my first build that was intended strictly for show. The photo’s are also terrible cell phone photos
Hopefully you can see it well enough. I dovetailed the main part of the base, the post is set in with a mortise and tenon. Then there is the hard maple square pegs. I would like to point out that those are not inlays covering screws there are actual pegs that I made. That part took forever. The only metal in this project are the 4 screws that hold the post into the base. I built this for my mom and I wanted her to be able to remove the post and store the whole thing if she didn’t want it out all the time. Aside from the pegs it is entirely made out of pine. I finished it with a dark walnut stain and then a coat of boiled linseed oil. The finish and wood selection wasn’t my choice however, I think it turned out ok.
I promise not to stray to far off of the beekeeping topic, I just wanted to share this. I will probably be doing some posts like this in the future though.
Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed it.