The finished console, or hall stand, made from alder wood. It is finished with tung oil.
Below is a detail of some of the carving on the right side and a simple oval finial.
Above are the front and back view of the alder wood console which after the final assembly. Below are some detail shots of the carved elements. There are some minor details to complete, such as to turned globes for the tops of the back posts, hardware, and finishing. The construction is mortise and tenon, frame and panel and a few dovetails at the top of the carcass. I use a combination of traditional work methods using hand tools and traditional-leaning work using power tools.
Details of the rosettes and fans (or sunburst).
Carving the decorative fans or sunbursts for the side panels of the alder console. I learned the trick of nailing the panel being worked to a larger board which is then held down with my iron “holdfasts” from Peter Follansbee.
Some images of an alder wood console, underway in the shop. The frame, dry-fitted, and some panels being shaped, then some dovetials of the frame assembly.