Cherry footstool

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Project by TheHarr posted 05-28-2018 01:54 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My third footstool is made from a cherry tree that was blown down by a storm. I cut downed trees for firewood, but this cherry was so nice I had to save a little for a future woodworking project. It sat forgotten in my attic for years until I came across it last year (2017).

The top wood was slightly decayed and discolored. I evened the color with aniline dye and repaired the decay with clear, slow cure epoxy. The tricky part of this project was sealing the end grain with the slow cure epoxy. I need to find a way to fill the end grain in one application because I plan on making more footstools. Here are a few pictures that show the progress of this project.

-- Wood is good.

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 03:19 AM

Beefy and sturdy stool.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 08:57 PM

I really like design. The finish you use really makes that cherry POP!

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