Shop Stool

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Project by michaelray posted 01-02-2010 03:13 PM 1954 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A place to sit and contemplate mid-project “design changes”. Made from left over pine finished with Old English(?) stain and water based poly. Also serves as a small step stool. The front was curved with an old draw knife found at a flea market last fall. Mostly done for fun but it does make it more comfortable on the back of my legs.

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 03:33 PM

That’s a nifty stool you have there. Its weird seeing this posted today seeing how im headed to the shop to build me something similar in a bit. Hope mine comes out as nice as yours. Good job.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 04:54 PM

nice stool, you cannot get enough benches in the shop.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 04:58 PM

Nice shop stool.

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 05:01 PM

That looks comfortable, and handy to have around. Nice job.


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#5 posted 01-02-2010 05:06 PM

Very nice project…thanks for the idea : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 08:14 PM

Very useful and handy stool. What are the dimensions?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 10:22 PM

Just what I need. I’ve been putting off building some new shop stools. Your design looks like an easy and great idea. I am going to build them like that. Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 09:03 AM

Nice stool… the heck outta mine…....2 milk crates stacked together with a plywood top…..but they are good for two levels of work!

Good job on the stool

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 08:09 PM

Thanks for the comments. I may eventually make another with a possilbe tray underneath or another step that folds out.

Sharad -

The dimensions are 24” H x 20” W x 9” D. The 9” is the width at the bottom and it tapers up to about 7 3/4” at the top.

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