Maple Footstool

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Project by tyschroed posted 02-06-2014 04:30 PM 2331 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.

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

Good solid design. Three thumbs up.

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#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

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#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

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

clean simple design…beautiful wood…great project!

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#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

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#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.

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

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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