Scrap Wood Stool

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Project by Jennings_Homestead posted 09-07-2016 02:25 AM 1186 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As with many of you, I find that my workshop tends to pile up with the left-overs (I dare not call them scraps) from planned projects. Therefore, with these extra bits of wood, I like to piece together small, impromptu projects. Shown here is one my latest “scrap wood” creations.

This stool revolves around a live-edge walnut that I was practicing butterfly joints in. Although the crack and size of the lumber kept me from using it on other projects, I thought it would make a nice stool.

I cut the legs from leftover cherry wood and adjusted the size of each to match the size of the walnut seat. The legs are placed at a slight angle to increase the stability of the base. I used some basic mortise and tenon joints to secure the braces to the legs. The wood used for the braces was attacked by ants or termites at some time prior to me getting it so its got many little holes all over the wood.

The seat was then attached to the legs with pocket holes and the whole thing was finished in a glossy tongue oil.

I haven’t decided if I’ll use this as a carving stool (sitting saddle-wise on it) or put it in the house as a plant holder…

-- Martin, Twitter @IowaHomestead or Instragram @JenningsHomestead

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 04:51 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 06:57 AM

The stand is well built and the top is great too. I like those live edge details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 01:45 PM

I’d want it in my house where everyone could see it. It’s a very nice-looking piece.

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 02:33 AM

This is an example of of what woodworking is about to me. I have since moved on to using a CNC, but before the machine; “the Bow Ties” that was/is a signature that I put into my projects. In fact I still have the jig and router bits.
Thanks for posting

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 02:54 AM

Great work and use of materials

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 06:41 AM

Awesome bench. Little doubt, is it stable because of the narrow base & heavy top.

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#7 posted 09-09-2016 07:27 PM

looks nice

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#8 posted 09-10-2016 03:33 AM

How tall is the stool?

-- Rick M,

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#9 posted 09-10-2016 03:44 PM

Admittedly, the material I had to use does make the stool a bit unstable. I wouldn’t want my daughter climbing on it, but it’s no worse than a most other stools. It measures about 28” tall.

-- Martin, Twitter @IowaHomestead or Instragram @JenningsHomestead

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#10 posted 09-12-2016 01:49 AM

... and by 28” i mean 19”....


-- Martin, Twitter @IowaHomestead or Instragram @JenningsHomestead

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