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Project by John posted 06-17-2020 04:07 PM 965 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 2 of these heavy duty stools for one of my daughters. They are from old shelving that had twisted badly. I cut around the knots the best I could. I used glue and pocket screws.

The top is 7” X 14”, the foot print is 7.5” X 13.75”, height 8”. You can’t flip these stools by standing near an end or side.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-17-2020 06:11 PM

Nice sturdy stools. I love pocket screws !!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-17-2020 08:42 PM

Sturdy as a rock John. They should stand the ages of time. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-17-2020 10:51 PM

WHAT! SCREWS? Well I guess it is only Cedar :) Got some Oak 4” x 6”s that would make some sturdy stock, and help build them Daughter muscles. I just made a custom sized one for the wife for in her closet, 1/2” baltic birch Dovetailed, but painted to match shelving. Sure hope they are unfinished so she can enjoy that aroma.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 06-18-2020 12:43 AM

Nice! Sturdy but not too heavy. Like the handle idea.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-18-2020 01:40 AM

Thanks Jim & Dave, sturdy they are. I have an old one that my dad made in the shop and it’s held my weight thousands of times without a problem.

Sorry Andre, I just have to use my Kreg tools once in awhile. I think the wood is Fir. I’ll have to ask Jackie what she finished them with, it hardly changed the appearance.

Lew my hand fits in there easy and it’s a real good feature.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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