Small Maloof Inspired Lace Stool

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Project by builtinbkyn posted 03-09-2019 03:57 PM 501 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a hobbyist woodworker, it’s always great to have a need to fill, which encompasses all of the projects I’m currently working on. Prior to moving, I really didn’t have any need for furniture so most of what I made was either for others or simply shop related fixtures and jigs. All fun and rewarding, but sometimes we want to have stuff around we made. In a new location and house, I now have a blank slate to fill with things I make. It’s fun and even a little challenging.

I made this stool as sort of a test of my abilities and to fill a desire to have a little stool to sit by the fireplace to tend the fire. I have to say it was a lot of firsts and a lot of fun. It’s made from box store kiln dried Douglas fir (I think it’s DF) and simply rubbed down with my mix of BLO, mineral spirits and bees wax with some Dark Walnut Danish oil in the mix to give the wood a warm tone. The seat is simply laced with prepared leather lacing purchased online. The details are in my blog.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#1 posted 03-09-2019 04:58 PM

Another real beauty Bill. Nicely done!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 03-09-2019 05:06 PM

I hope the confidence level was achieved, it looks great. Nice work, Bill.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 03-09-2019 05:14 PM

очень красиво

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#4 posted 03-09-2019 05:23 PM

Another nice piece, Bill! You’re furnishing your new place in fine style.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 03-09-2019 05:29 PM

Well done Bill.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 03-09-2019 07:47 PM

Thanks fellas. Andre I didn’t know how to say that in Russian so I had to look it up – спасибо ребята :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 03-09-2019 11:02 PM

Wow. Beautiful. Very interesting design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 03-10-2019 12:40 AM

Love that stool. I already put it in my favroites. Thanks for sharing. Going to Tandy Leather to get lacing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#9 posted 03-10-2019 01:22 AM

Nice looking test stool. Your blog was excellent as well.

When are you starting the walnut version?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 03-10-2019 03:59 AM

Looks good and strong, wood doesn’t look like any Fir that I have seen around here, looks more like Pine? Really don’t matter still an heirloom piece for the family to treasure!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 03-10-2019 05:22 AM

Very Nice Project! & Well Done Bill!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 03-10-2019 01:49 PM

Thanks Andre and Rich. I had fun making it and it actually works lol

Earl thanks. The walnut version may never happen since this one is so spiffy ;)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#13 posted 03-10-2019 11:52 PM

Beautiful stool, great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 03-11-2019 02:16 AM

even though i saw you build this it bares repeating,beautiful work bill.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 03-16-2019 03:11 PM

Very nice! Can the thin leather stripes hold good amount of weight? Definitely a piece that would attract my attention at a store

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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