Carol's Stool

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Project by TimWood posted 08-08-2012 05:24 PM 1947 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker of mine has a reclining hammock chair on her outside deck and wanted a stool to rest her feet on. She brought me 4 pieces of 5/4 treated wood and said, “please nail these together into a stool for me”....All of you know my reaction….”(smiling) I can’t do THAT; but I’ll put something together”, I bought some 5/4 clear pine step tread, added a padauk inlay, and some maple splined miters and finished with three coats of Bullseye shellac. The hinges and supports underneath allow it to be adjusted with more or less incline. I presented it to her this morning at work. She was very happy!
Thanks for looking!
I am Tim and I approved this message.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 10:59 PM

Very cool looking design and functional. Did you give her a free nail and tell her you couldn’t give her what she wanted but here’s a nail anyway?

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#2 posted 08-09-2012 01:17 AM

That is a beautiful footstool. I would have nailed the treated lumber together, built this one, and asked which she preferred.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-09-2012 08:40 AM

Well done, looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-09-2012 10:49 AM

Very Well Done, you used the term 5/4 I am not familiar with that term can you enlighten me on it’s meaning.
Thanks and Take Care …

-- Kindlyoldpoop

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#5 posted 08-09-2012 02:26 PM

5/4×6 is SYP, pressure treated (wolmanized) boards mainly used for decks. In my projects section, I built a flower planter out of it and just for astectics, stained it with a Minwax Early American stain. It looks nice and hiding under the stain is the pressure treatment that should make it last for a long time in the weather. You can get the 5/4 at most builders supplies and box stores.

-- Tim Harrelson

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