Simple shop stool

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Project by SigmaKay posted 01-18-2018 03:38 PM 1218 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is just a prototype . I will make any adjustments after I test sit it for a while

-- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#1 posted 01-18-2018 06:22 PM

Looks like a solid seat.
One adjustment would be a pad of some sort if you expect to sit on it very much. Or, even some shaping of the top to fit most butts shapes.

Design wise I question the heaviness of the top and it’s stability if it gets bumped. I would expect it to tip over easily. But good designs have to start somewhere so keep at it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-18-2018 10:09 PM

Is this part of some 2×4 challenge? I like the idea of shaping rather than padding. What type of joinery did you use? This is a good project idea for those shop class kids posting the step stools.

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at anchor in Orlando

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 11:49 PM

I made a 1 1/2×1 1/2 construction lumber leg chair for my son in law, who seems to hide out in the shop almost as often as I do. I put a piece of 3/4 ply on top, then 2” foam and a denim material scrap. He likes it a little too much, he won’t leave…
I used screws for the assembly, and then pinned with a finish nail or two into the stretchers so they didn’t rotate under the pressure of feet on them.
finished with a liberal coat of dust.

-- Jack

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#4 posted 01-19-2018 12:04 PM

I haven’t finished test sitting it yet. I also thought it might be a little too heavy , but it
hasn’t toppled over yet. I am planning to refine it so that it is more eye catching.
It is a great way to use up 2×4 scrap. Also it actually is quite comfortable to sit on.

-- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#5 posted 01-19-2018 03:05 PM

It’s a nice practical prototype.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 01-19-2018 04:45 PM

That’s a nice, practical Shop Stool!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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