Friday, January 29, 2010

Re-purposed Cake Supports

Did you see this candlestick that Alchemy Junk featured this past week?  Love this!

Made me think of the ways I have used flanges and threaded pipes in some of my projects. 

Stephanie at Alchemy Junk used black iron to construct her candlestick.

I used galvanized to construct these cake stands.

If you have ever planned a daughter's wedding you know the stress. Just imagine when she insists that you make her cake and the groom insists that he have one too!  WOW and Double WOW!

With my kitchen at the farm under construction, my patient sister opened up her home, which was a blessing as many hands helped complete these cakes.

A few days ago, I hinted at my first non-construction project.  It is inspired by my childhood memories of growing up with one of these cook stoves in our farmhouse kitchen. I indicated that I would love to have one in my farmhouse kitchen, but have no room.   

This project will include the pipes and flanges that I used for my cakes, here is
a sneak peek of some of the other materials I will be using.

I bought this stove base at a flea market, the previous owners had tried to make a coffee table out of it.  Topped it with a cheap grade plywood, which hid it's true beauty.  

Hoping to spend the weekend at home, cleaning it up, adding flanges and pipes, and a few other materials to create........



  1. you are too kind :) And I LOVE what you did with the cakes!! how clever! THE best cake stand I've ever seen by far

  2. wow! that cake stand is great! and the snow pictures... beautiful. creatures in the night would terrify me! You are very brave! ;)

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