Fun With Cedar Logs #4: Rustic Entryway Stool

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 07-31-2007 09:13 PM 13352 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Running in my “Fun With Cedar Logs” Series on functional woodart made from discarded Kansas Flint Hill’s Prairie cedar trees, I built a little stool.

We use it in our entryway as a place to sit and take off, and put on shoes. I hung the “Western Hat Rack” on the wall above the stool as an ensemble (clinch your teeth when you say “ensemble”). Ha, have fun.

This item is ”For Sale”, but until it sells, we are using it at home.

I entered this item in the local Chase County Fair last week, where it took 2nd place in “woodworking”, losing to my “Against The Wind” carved white oak chair.

Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou

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-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

12 comments so far

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#1 posted 07-31-2007 09:18 PM

Hmm, looks similar to something I’ve seen recently….:) Your’s is much prettier though. Great Job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 07-31-2007 09:22 PM

Thanks RobS: I saw your “Big Ash” project this morning, and remembered that I hadn’t photographed my own cedar stool. So, wallah, it is posted now.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 07-31-2007 09:36 PM

second place huh.. sorry to hear that you lost out to some other woodworker… he’s probably not as good.. just got lucky (haha yes, I saw that you won the first place as well—congratulations!!)

I love this bench—you know I love the rustic look. I like how the bench looks like it was just a log cut in half with 4 legs slapped onto it… really adds to the overall rustic look. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 08-01-2007 12:46 AM

So different from your fine woodworking style. Isn’t expression with wood fantastic – so varied?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 08-01-2007 01:35 AM

I just love rustic furniture. So you lost to youself huh. Is’nt that the beginning of the song I’m my own gramppa.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 08-01-2007 02:56 AM

great project … love red cedar , rich color and smell. where did you find the double tree ? >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 08-01-2007 03:55 AM

You really made a beautiful stool by keeping it rustic.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Roger Strautman

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#8 posted 08-01-2007 04:54 AM

I love the cedar wood Mark!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#9 posted 08-01-2007 04:57 AM

B E A U T I F U L !!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 08-01-2007 06:07 AM

Another great cedar piece, Mark.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 08-02-2007 08:52 PM

Great rustic woodwork design! That cedar is so pretty.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 12-11-2011 06:33 AM

That cedar looks great. Nice work

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