Stool Project

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Project by Kaleo posted 03-15-2007 11:27 AM 2929 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would post some new picture of the stool that am building. I am actually building 4 of them at the moment. This is for a production unit at school here. I have written all of the details on my blog at my blog site.

The frame is made of Celery Top Pine. The joints are all finger joints, which are super strong. The slats are going to be laminated plywood with a piece of thick saddle leather. But right now they are just laminated MDF. Just to show me what they will look like.

-- Kaleo ,

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#1 posted 03-15-2007 12:16 PM

Oh!!!!! not what I was expecting to see.
This is beautiful. I would be so proud to have my guests sit on such a piece of art. They would probably spend 10 minutes just admiring it before sitting down.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-15-2007 12:41 PM

Thanks Debbie, it unbelievable how a design evolves over a smal space of time. But I am getting ready for an exhibition next week, so I hope to have them ready. I also hope to sell a few. We will see.

-- Kaleo ,

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#3 posted 03-15-2007 01:48 PM

Kaleo Those stools are just flowing., like sitting in space. They are great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-15-2007 06:36 PM

Nice joints. I bet those are super strong with that much surface for glue!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 03-15-2007 11:27 PM

Kaleo, Mate, this is a beautiful piece. I love its simplicity. I’ve not worked with Celery Top Pine.

I’m curious about the design. Is this the final iteration of the stool you posted previously that had a back and arms, or is this just a different design altogether?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 03-15-2007 11:34 PM

Yeah Don, before it did have arms and a back rest. But it started to become a chair. So I ran with both ideas. Because we were asked to design 3 things and then we would choose one thing to make. So I designed a chair with the same princples as the stool. So the design has evolved. Thanks everyone they should be done by next Thurday, I will post final pics then.

-- Kaleo ,

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#7 posted 03-16-2007 05:10 AM

Kaleo those are very cool, simple, yet very interesting in design, I really like them. Don, great to see you posting again, I was worried my tally had run you off, now I dont have to cry myself to sleep at night.

-- Cheers

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#8 posted 03-16-2007 05:47 AM

I think one of the best things about this site, for me anyway, is to see all the different ways that people work and evolve through the process of building something. I spent a bit of time looking at the various projects on the site and it is just amazing to me to see all of the different approaches and read some of the thought processing. Every image and description made me think about the way I look at my own work.

It confirms two things for me…. a) everything under the sun has definitely NOT already been thought of and never will be… b) one of the nicest compliments I think you can get on a piece is, “I never would have thought of that”

Anyway Kaleo, the stools are just terrific and I can hardly wait to see the finished ones. I never would have thought of approaching them the way you did. Thanks for helping me grow.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 03-17-2007 06:16 AM

Very nice Kaleo.
With that cantilever design, I bet some people are hesitant to sit on it, but to me it looks plenty strong.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 03-17-2007 01:49 PM

Yes it looks plenty strong Kaleo and the design quiet uniqe. Did you bend the wood or cut it out? jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 03-18-2007 07:40 AM

Thanks for all the comments and the support. Each project that I have right now I get to go throught the design process and evolve my thoughts and designs. I guess when I get to the real world I’ll have to go with what a customer wants.

But until then I will continue to try and strech boundries and do things that I find interesting. Anyways, all the pieces of this chair are cut and milled to dimensions. Then the outer frames have finger joints in them. This provides so much long grain to long grain glue surface, that this stool will support all 240 pounds of me. I venture it will support most people.

To answer you Doug I think that some people will be hesitant to sit on them, but I think they will be plesantly suprised at the strength and comfort. Thanks to you all.

-- Kaleo ,

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