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post #61 of 130
I'm going to have my father-in-law or husband make one of these for me. Thanks Antonio!
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post #62 of 130
this is great, were always having some kind of function at church and regardless of the size of the function these would come in handy. Thanks so much for the help, I really love all you do!
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post #63 of 130
great idea, thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #65 of 130
I must say that's a gorgeous stand!
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post #66 of 130
this is great! I think I can have someone make it for me. Thanks for sharing this!
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post #67 of 130
thumbs_up.gif Love this stand. Wanted it to stay up for new lookers. Thanks Antonia for really sharing w/us!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #69 of 130
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post #70 of 130
Awesome! Thank you for sharing.
post #71 of 130
Antonia where did you get your UHU brand removable adhesive putty? How much do you need? How much did it cost? Also I had my husband build the stand for me and I love it!.. It's heavy though
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post #72 of 130
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Yes it's heavy.....but it's a LOT lighter than it would be if it were solid, or made of wood. icon_rolleyes.gif

You can buy the putty at business supply stores like Staples or Grand & Toy. It usually comes in white or blue....but DON'T buy anything but the white kind. (I had a client rent the stand and she used blue putty to stick on the ribbon. The stand was outdoors in the sun/heat for nearly a whole day and the blue putty actually stained my stand. I had to re-paint the whole thing after I tried to get the marks off with a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser and it didn't work. icon_mad.gif )

One pack of putty lasts me about a year. All you need to stick the ribbon on is a tiny flat piece of putty (about the size of a dime) every foot or so.

A pack of the putty is about $2-$3

As for the type of ribbon that's best, one that's a bit thicker....like grosgrain ribbon. Satin is pretty, but you can see the bumps of the putty through it. Chiffon ribbon is worse, because it's translucent. Wired ribbon is really hard to work with evenly so avoid that. I liked using a grosgrain ribbon of about 1.5"-2" in width. thumbs_up.gif
post #73 of 130
Thanks soooo much for posting this.
I want my son to make me one of these.
I just love cupcakes...
Thanks again!
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post #74 of 130
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Okay, just a bit more info for some new members asking some great questions.....


Okay, I'll try to explain this as best as I can...though I didn't make the stand itself and I'm certainly not up on my carpentry terminology, just bear with me!

The stand is made of 4 hollow boxes that are stacked. They don't "join" or "attach" to one another per se...more like they just rest upon each other.

The thin sides of the stand are made with strips of MDF so that the box is as light as it could be. (If it was made of wood all over, this thing would be ten times as heavy!!)

Those vertical and horizontal strips of wood that you see inside and on top of the boxes are essentially the "bones" or "frame" for each tier. They support the shape, add strength and are ALSO used to connect each box to the next one. See how the vertical pieces would rest in the spaces of the horizontal pieces from the box below? That's the idea, so it doesn't move from side to side when they are stacked.

That circle of silver screws that you see inside the upper box is actually the screws that hold the 4 horizontal wooden slats (on the top) in place for THAT box.

I hope this makes sense? It's hard to explain, but I do hope I've at least made it a bit more clear...and not worse! Unfortunately, I sold the stand this year and can't photograph it further for more help.
post #75 of 130
Antonia Thanks so much for your instructions!!! I had a friend of mine look at your design and directions and he built me a beautiful set of boxes.. The on;y addition was an 18" box.. I LOVE it!!! You're the best thanks again!!!!
LL
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