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Wine Barrel Stool #3

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 07-26-2020 02:49 AM 416 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi:

Today I completed the third in a series of wine barrel bar stools for our home. Each is unique, as I made changes to the design, improvising along the way.

This chair is 3” shorter than the first two, and utilizes a wine barrel lid for the seat.
The arms were made from three laminated strips of stirring sticks found inside the barrel.

Over all, the chair is 28” tall at the seat, 19” wide and 19” deep. The feet are 22” apart.

I use #12 and #14 screws as fasteners. The chair is finished with Varathane professional “satin”.

All the wood is white oak, with a deep burgundy colour (and fragrance). This wood is a joy to work with.

Instead of using a barrel hoop for the foot rest, I chose to use barrel stave sections. They make for a more comfortable foot rest.

The chair also has a swivel mechanism, purchased from Lee Valley. Excellent quality swivel.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “





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#1 posted 07-26-2020 10:11 PM

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#2 posted 07-27-2020 01:58 AM

Great looking stool. I don’t think a barrel would be safe around you. LOL. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 07-27-2020 02:45 AM

This one has a great look to it too. Well done.

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#4 posted 07-27-2020 11:38 AM

You do lose a bit of the effect by not using the barrel hoop but I can imagine this is more comfortable.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 07-28-2020 12:07 AM

ohwoodeye:

I agree that the barrel hoop footrest LOOKS better, but is uncomfortable to the un-shoed foot. However, if one has shoes or slipper on, the hoop works well.
My wife likes to be barefoot around the house, so HER stool had to have wooden footrests :-)

Happy wife, happy life.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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