Pleasant Hill shaker stool

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Project by rjb37 posted 05-05-2014 10:06 PM 1674 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The first pic of the brown stool is one I took at the Pleasant Hill Shaker community in Kentucky. My stool is all poplar and I think this stool is pine but I’m not sure.
I made this stool with a mix of mostly hand tools but with some power tools. I used my tablesaw to rip a few pieces, make the notches for the seat, and do the bridle joint for the top of the leg.
I also four squared all the stock for this stool with hand planes. All the joints were done by hand – mortises, dadoes and half laps. I’m giving this one to my in-laws next month.
This is the second stool I made based on the first pic. That stool has a nice curve detail on the top inside of the leg. That connection there is also a half lap that is nailed together. The rest of the stool is butt jointed and nailed also.
Stool #3 will have the curved detail at the top once I figure out how to best do it.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 06:47 AM

Looking good, i love those small stools they are like WD40, 1001 uses

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