Folding Stools for Charity.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Woodwrecker posted 01-30-2016 06:09 PM 2476 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using up some of my scrap wood to make small folding stools for charity.
Using Steve Ramsey’s Mere Mortal plan.
One to the kid who always waves when he rides by on his bike.
One to the short neighbor lady who bakes and has trouble reaching her upper shelves, and so on.
You can batch’em out in no time once you get your set-up’s dialed in.
Lots of fun and a good use for scrap.
I even made the dowels from scrap using a bandsaw dowel making jig I found online.
Finish is whatever I’m getting low on. Watco Oil, Linseed Oil, Polyurethane, and paint.

Good way to spend some pleasurable time in the shop, and making a bunch of people smile.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

16 comments so far

View luv2learn's profile


3148 posts in 3635 days

#1 posted 01-30-2016 06:42 PM

Awesome use of odds and ends Eric and a wonderful gift for those in need.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Bricofleur's profile


1482 posts in 4525 days

#2 posted 01-30-2016 08:07 PM

Great job for a great cause. Congrats ! I’m smiling too ! :)
For several pieces, a production line is the way to go. You’re a master my friend.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

View ~Julie~'s profile


623 posts in 4366 days

#3 posted 01-30-2016 09:27 PM

Those are wonderful and so are you for sharing your talents with others!

-- ~Julie~

View sticks4walking's profile


125 posts in 4383 days

#4 posted 01-30-2016 10:08 PM

Good work Eric. They look awesome. Heck, I might have to ride my bike by and wave. haha. Have a great day my friend. And God bless for thinking of others, way to be.


-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

View bushmaster's profile


4164 posts in 3614 days

#5 posted 01-30-2016 10:19 PM

These look very sturdy by the size of wood, needs to be for a stool, ones I made by this method only good for tables.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View Grumpy's profile


26812 posts in 5183 days

#6 posted 01-30-2016 11:34 PM

Good on ya Wrecker. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View lew's profile


13486 posts in 5087 days

#7 posted 01-31-2016 12:10 AM

Sweet little stools, Eric! Surely the new owners will be pleased.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View hoss12992's profile


4180 posts in 3225 days

#8 posted 01-31-2016 01:55 AM

Those look great. I’m sure you made some folks really happy. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View Napaman's profile


5535 posts in 5409 days

#9 posted 01-31-2016 07:21 AM

These are cool…how stable do they feel getting on and off?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View anthm27's profile


1851 posts in 2442 days

#10 posted 01-31-2016 09:52 AM

Great job and as you know I am building some myself right now.
Seems to me to get them a nice snug action when extending them the centre dowel pivot on the legs position is critical. is this the case? My plan was to assemble everything and drill the cross leg dowel hole as the final last part of assembly
Any thoughts?

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 3675 days

#11 posted 01-31-2016 03:13 PM

they look great

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 4198 days

#12 posted 01-31-2016 03:55 PM

These all turned out nicely and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 4022 days

#13 posted 02-01-2016 01:06 AM

Those are fun to make and good on you for gifting these! Yours look bigger than mine. Did you modify SR’s plan?

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

View indianajoe's profile


55 posts in 3315 days

#14 posted 02-01-2016 02:42 AM

nice build. I am currently working on a set of tv trays that fold the same way. They sure are sturdy and fun to build.

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

4275 posts in 4496 days

#15 posted 02-01-2016 04:22 PM

Look like well built items ready for rough and tumble action. I am not familiar with Steve Ramsey’s plans so may bug you later, when I have the time. The remodel of the kitchen is starting here at the vacation home this week, so we are into moving things, and figuring out how to use the old kitchen cabinets in the shop…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics