I finally finished our cake and dessert stand–yippee!
Made from this old broken down brass chandelier:
Although it didn’t take all that long, I did hit a few bumps along the way. We will only have a 2-tier wedding cake to sit on top in the middle, but I wanted it to be extra stable, so I added the four posts around the center. I used 1/4″ dowel rods.
The top round is made from a 12″ unfinished wood round with a hole drilled in the center (it came that way, it is for a diy clock). I then glued a 14″ cake board on top of it so I will have room to put flowers around our cake. I drilled holes about a .3″ deep into the top wood piece to hold the dowels (and wood glue). I repeated the drill holes on a bottom wood piece. This way, the center isn’t taking all the weight and prevents swaying & wobbling.
The smaller rounds are 8″ and made from pre-made wood plaques (1/2 inch thick).
I used decorative papers and ribbon, plus strung glass & pearl beads all around. I tested the weight on the middle, it will easily hold 50lbs with little wobble. At 40 lbs it is extremely stable.
So happy to have this one done!