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My son made a beautiful Natural cedar bar at their lake house! The slabs were 2" thick x 22" W x 10' L and he had a few nice hunks leftover and he gave me one!
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He gave me a nice short slab cut off (see photo) to take back to Florida with me after a visit with him and family in NC. I didn't really need it or know what to do with it and double DD suggested me make a river table (good idea Dave no room here for that)!!! So for a while the slab was just collecting dust in the shop. Than I thought maybe Alan and Cathy would like a little stool behind the bar made of the same wood he made the bar from.
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Well Anyway I made this stool using that thick 2" slab cut off. I dimensioned just enough wood to produce the stool!
I also put two purple heart inlays in the seat top; the color goes really well with the red cedar. Alan and his wife Cathy will put the finish on it.
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Hope you like it!

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Ummm Tony, How could it have been "collecting dust" when you don't have any dust, anywhere! 8^)

Looks great! That wood can be tough to work with the usual defects.

Very "smooth"!
 

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Yep! I think I could spend a few hours sitting on that admiring the view!
 

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Very nice job Tony. I guess I wasn't thinking when you said the stool for them was actually for the bar area. Good thinking. The seat looks plenty comfortable and will fit a variety of rumps. Is it glued together or are you waiting for Alan to share in the fun.
 

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Very nice job Tony. I guess I wasn t thinking when you said the stool for them was actually for the bar area. Good thinking. The seat looks plenty comfortable and will fit a variety of rumps. Is it glued together or are you waiting for Alan to share in the fun.

- doubleDD
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Thanks Dave!
Big rump or small it should fit them all! LOL!
I wanted to have a little shop time with Alan, Cathy and the twins when they come to visit this Fall so I decided to only glue up the side frames and not the seat and cross members. I'll try to involve the family for the rest of the glue up!
 

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Thanks Rob!
That view is amazing!

Thnaks splintergroup!
LOL My push broom gets a workout every few hours! Then I use my cordless leaf blower to finish the job!
Here's a little dust for you!
 

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Hey tony,

Like the cradle jig , might steal the concept. Nice results sir!
 

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Hey tony,

Like the cradle jig , might steal the concept. Nice results sir!

- DocSavage45
Thanks Tom! I can help you steal my concept! LOL! Here's something to help you get started! This set up works for 15" to 16" x 1 1/2" blanks!

 

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To small for my eyes! LOL! But I think I can work from your concept.

Thanks!
 

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That's a shop in action…

Very cool stool, love the router jig!

Great project…
 

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looks real nice buddy,love how you did the seat.great use of those leftovers.
 

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To small for my eyes! LOL! But I think I can work from your concept.

Thanks!

- DocSavage45
Oh no! Sorry I can't make it any bigger! But I'm sure you will get there Tom!

That s a shop in action…

Very cool stool, love the router jig!

Great project…

- mtnwild
Thanks mtnwild, The jig worked better than I expected!

looks real nice buddy,love how you did the seat.great use of those leftovers.

- pottz
Thanks pottz! I love leftovers! Some of this wood looks like a big slab of marbled meat! The smell gives it away though! I think I'll put some of those Cedar chips in my closet! LOL!
 

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Great gift - turned out so nice. You'll have to post a picture once they apply finish. Sure looks like a lovely place to relax.
 

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love the jig …. love the hearts …... love the construction …..love the wood GREAT JOB :<))))) GRATZ TOP 3
 

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Great gift - turned out so nice. You ll have to post a picture once they apply finish. Sure looks like a lovely place to relax.

- BB1
Thanks BB1,
I'll make sure Alan sends me a pic when they get it finished!

love the jig …. love the hearts …... love the construction …..love the wood GREAT JOB :<))))) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER
Thanks Tony!
My wife loved the inlayed harts also! I was going to put one on each corner but my better half said too much it's over kill! I listened like a good boy! LOL!

PS. I hope your wife is doing better!
 

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Nice work. With a bar that size you are going to need to make a few more though. ;)
 

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Nice work. With a bar that size you are going to need to make a few more though. ;)

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Thanks swirt!
This stool will be added to their dock furniture! They have a nice set of assorted bright colored Polywood or Trex stools for their bar.
This stool will become a conversation piece for a while I'm guessing! Our son will say to his many friends (Check out what my dad made from the scraps from this bar!) LOL!
 

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Came out very nice, I enjoy working with Cedar. Excellent job. Mel
 

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Great job Tony.
I too, love the jig, what a fantastic idea mate. Might have to try make one myself if you don't mind.
Love the Cedar also.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob
 

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That contoured seat is a whole bag of cool and the inlay gives a nice touch…well done sir.
 

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Nice stool shaver and a great design…

As others, love the jig.

... but my better half said too much it s over kill! I listened like a good boy! LOL!
- woodshaver Tony C
Smart lady you've got there shaver... more than 2 hearts on the one stool reeks of conjecture.
 
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