Small Rustic Stool

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Project by thecarpentershands posted 07-08-2012 10:06 PM 1661 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This honestly may be my favorite piece ever. My aunt wanted me to make something for my one year old nephew, she wanted a small chair or something of that nature. So I took some maple from the backyard and cut a slab and planed it (seat) and took a bunch of branches for the legs and styles. This was sort of a challenge but I found that it was easy as it went along. The whole thing has a few coats of satin polyurethane. I hand cut the tenons using a mortise gauge, back saw and a chisel. I used a 1” wood spade to drill out the mortises. The mortise and tenon joints on the top are glued in and wedged, and the joints on the bottom are also strengthened by a red oak dowel. I told my aunt when I gave it to her that this thing has a lifetime warranty. I don’t think she’ll be returning it due to breaking!

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 03:07 AM

Neat stool and so sturdy.I’ll bet that would hold 1000 pounds! I love that spalted top!!
Save the rest of that maple for other projects. It has some great patterns in it!!

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

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 02:14 AM

Now that’s a stool . Very substantial and a great finish too…...very nice !

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#3 posted 07-14-2012 01:27 AM

thats an awesome little stool

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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