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Project by bake posted 05-26-2014 06:11 AM 1196 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I borrowed this idea from jimmyb
Just a bunch of offcuts, cedar, maple, alder, hickory and walnut.
The old seat had gone to heck, then it was “re-upholstered” with duct tape which had lasted 10 years or so, but as it deteriorated it had become very uncomfortable.
Although the seat is solid wood it is very comfortable to sit on for long periods of time.
Cut with my bandsaw and a circle cutting jig, a 1/2” round over bit was used for the edges.
Deft spray lacquer finish.
I like it so much that I am looking around for several more old stools to do this too.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 10:18 AM

I like this a lot and I wish I could find some bases like yours as they are very stable. I have some old adjustable height stools from Ikea and while they are very comfortable they are top heavy and they topple over quite easily, a real PIA sometimes. I’ll have to keep an eye out for some. Then I can use the large wooden screws in them to build a Moxon vise.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 04:01 PM

Bake, Great project. I would keep my eye out at the DI’s in your area. I have seen these at mine several times!!!
Thanks for showing us this!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 12:43 AM

Great job and thanks for the mention. I agree. Amazing how comfortable the seat is.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 11:13 PM

thats fuggin cool

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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