Maple Footstool

  • Advertise with us
Project by tyschroed posted 02-06-2014 04:30 PM 2037 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a beautiful piece of figured Maple with some wild pattern and decided to make a foot stool!

I used mortise and tenons for the legs and stretchers, with Wenge wedges on the leg stretchers. It was my first attempt at through-tenons – they weren’t perfect, but overall I was happy with it!

Finish was 3 coats of boiled linseed oil – mineral spirits – poly mix.

8 comments so far

View 49er's profile


172 posts in 1901 days

#1 posted 02-06-2014 04:55 PM

Good solid design. Three thumbs up.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

View McCoy's Woodworking's profile

McCoy's Woodworking

39 posts in 1869 days

#2 posted 02-06-2014 05:00 PM

Very nice piece, looks solid as a rock. Well done, Sir!

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

View helluvawreck's profile


32086 posts in 3163 days

#3 posted 02-06-2014 05:07 PM

Nicely done and the wood is beautiful. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Jose's profile


102 posts in 1950 days

#4 posted 02-06-2014 05:28 PM

That is a simple, cool, and solid looking design. I’d like to try and make one myself. Good job!

-- Jose

View papajon's profile


54 posts in 2108 days

#5 posted 02-06-2014 06:19 PM

clean simple design…beautiful wood…great project!

View natrous's profile


65 posts in 3081 days

#6 posted 02-06-2014 07:02 PM

Very cool. I think your first through tenon came out great!

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

View madts's profile


1889 posts in 2637 days

#7 posted 02-06-2014 09:27 PM

Good on you. through tenons always show give a wow factor. Good looking wood.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

View workerinwood's profile


2717 posts in 3364 days

#8 posted 02-10-2014 02:08 PM

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics