Folding Stools

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Project by David posted 03-24-2008 10:53 PM 6116 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are Oak and I did some re-engineering of the origional design I saw years ago. I call it a “hinie-pincher” stool. If the seat isn’t fully closed and the 2 top board tight together when you sit down it will really pincher your “hinney” bad. I assembled them with 3/4” dowels in blind holes. Tricky to assemble as it has to work smoothly to be open and closed and function smoothly.

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 10:59 PM

Good looking job! They look heavy duty.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 11:45 PM

those are some nice stools. i always have trouble getting the folding thing right. great job!

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 11:53 PM


Those are nice stools. Your construction of these looks solid. By modifying the design a little these could be transformed into folding tv trays as well.

Thanks for the post.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 03-25-2008 12:49 AM

David; Cool looking stool.

It folds nicely.


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#5 posted 03-25-2008 06:19 AM

I saw this at a Civil War re-enactment just last weekend. Now after seeing yours I have to try this. Did you know that both army’s used this design for stools and tables? Easy to move and set up I guess. Great looking stools. Thanks for shairing.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 11:46 AM

Great looking stools. I bet you won’t have to sit on it more than once when it’s not opened properly. Next time you will remember :-)).

Terry – Did the South win the Civil War re-enactment you went to? I keep hoping that if we have enough re-enactments that we will eventually win one of them :-))

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 10:43 PM

They may be handy to fold up but I wouldn’t want to pack them along with everything a soldier would have to carry on his back!!! LOL

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