walnut & white oak footstool

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Project by TheHarr posted 09-14-2017 03:21 PM 1295 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a footstool from wood that I had laying around the house. The top is a log that was cut for firewood. The trestle leg is made from a 4×4 chunk of scrap walnut I bought, by the pound, from Bartley Furniture Company in Maryland. The feet is white oak from a slab I bought from a neighborhood sawmill. This is the “whatever I had” project.
I finished the legs with Target Coatings: sanding sealer, shellac and production lacquer. The firewood top is sealed with West Systems clear epoxy and top coated with lacquer.
This is my second project working with slab lumber. This has become my style. I’ll be visiting local sawmills looking for a nice slab for my next project. The wood will tell me what it should be. I enjoyed sharing my project with you.
“Make something out of wood.”

-- Wood is good.

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#1 posted 09-15-2017 11:01 AM

Good ideas and a new style…your style. Keep sketching those ideas. I could imagine a coffee table from this idea and maybe a round end table with this style base. This got my ideas started. Best wishes.

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#2 posted 09-15-2017 02:06 PM

like the leg & cross brace design

-- Youngsville, LA

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