Bench Stool

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Project by TWegs posted 08-22-2020 11:58 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been in dire need of a bench stool forever. Sharpening saws in the vise on one knee has been torturous. This is based on a bench stool design from Paul Sellers. It is made from the cheapest pine framing 2×4s you can buy at Lowe’s. Total cost of materials was around $18. It only took me a couple of weekends to make and it is the perfect height for my bench, and of course it is custom made for my bottom, so incredibly comfortable. The bench seat was carved out with a gouge. Everything is by hand, I don’t own any power tools. It is finished with a couple of coats of shellac and wax. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-22-2020 12:21 PM

Very nice work! You are just the guy I would like to talk to about the angles for your legs. I am currently building a bench style stool and any feedback wood be great. Once again Nice job on your stool!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#2 posted 08-22-2020 12:45 PM

I used a 4×4 piece of plywood to lay out the angle of the legs based on their exact size. I locked the angle in with a bevel and then used that angle for the tenons of the stool rails.

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#3 posted 08-22-2020 03:57 PM

That’s a sturdy great looking stool.

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#4 posted 08-22-2020 06:20 PM

Great looking stool, very nice work. Good job on the seat contour, looks comfortable.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-23-2020 02:24 AM

Nice place stool for thinkering and tinkering.

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#6 posted 08-23-2020 02:41 AM

Great comfortable looking stool. Should last a long time. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 08-23-2020 12:06 PM


-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#8 posted 09-07-2020 11:46 AM

I like this. I’ve been thinking of a bench stool for my shop too

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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