Shop stool

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Project by gustmadeit posted 12-13-2018 03:17 AM 1629 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shop stool made from two 2×6x6 pine construction lumber. Total cost $6 :). Measures 28.5” tall. I’m 6’1” and that seemed just right for me. The seat measures 10”x18”. All joints are half-laps (no 1-by material here). The legs have a 1” taper. Built using a 7 degree angle on everything. Compound angle cut on leg bottoms. After the base was constructed, I added 1/8” roundover to all edges. For the seat, I ripped 1.75” strips and glued upright. Makes for a nicer look and also for a thicker seat. Sanded 100/220. Finished w 2 coats of danish oil.

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#1 posted 12-13-2018 06:26 AM

Looks great!

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 10:17 AM

yep. brilliant, If its your design even way way better than brilliant,
I’ve added it to my favorites for a rainy day build when my shop stools break.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 02:09 PM

I dig it.

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#4 posted 12-14-2018 01:40 AM

Handsome stool.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 03:24 AM

Well done. Would love to have that in my hands in a bar fight.

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 03:30 AM

For something described so simply as a “shop stool”, it sure is REALLY nice. Love it, great job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 04:51 AM

Very nice and looks heavy duty built

-- Youngsville, LA

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#8 posted 12-16-2018 01:09 AM

Great save on the lumber , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 12-18-2018 12:05 AM

I like that stool

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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