Asian food and the use of chopstick are becoming more and more popular, friends of ours recently spent time in Japan and came back totally hooked on the whole Asian food experience. They brought back some very impressive Chopsticks that are far to good to be hidden away in a draw, so we came up with the idea of a display stand, similar to the stands used for a Samurai Sword.
The Stand & Rests are both laminated using 2 dark and 1 light wood, the design details within the Stand are cut out first, the three woods are then laminated together. The Kanji (Japanese characters) scrolled out within the Base represent “Happiness – One happiness scatters a thousand sorrows” we thought quite apt as sharing food with others is usually a happy occasion, you could of course use any Kanji you wish or any other design that pleases you.
Base – 3 x 190mm x 45mm x 2mm (2 dark wood, 1 light)
Roof – 3 x 190mm x 55mm x 2mm (2 dark wood, 1 light)
Sides – 2 x 170mm x 60mm x 6mm (dark wood)
1 x 18mm x 18mm x 45mm (laminate 3 x 6mm x 18mm x 45mm – optional)
01. Getting started – Chopstick Stand
First make 2 copies of the roof pattern and 1 each of the base and side panels.
Prepare the surfaces of your chosen wood by sanding the outer surfaces only, adhere strips of the extra wide masking tape prior to attaching the patterns, this does make the pattern much easier to remove.