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This is another piece made from "found" wood-a couple of Bradford pears were being taken down in front of a local business. Unfortunately the logs had already been sawn into short lengths (about 2') but I still grabbed a few of the larger ones.

I rived the billets for all the legs & stretchers with an axe and hatchet, then shaped all the pieces with a drawknife using my workmate at a shaving horse. All the joinery holes were drilled with a hand drill and forstner bit.

I wove the top out of inexpensive Jute cord-half of which I dyed a dark green using RIT fabric dye. There was a LOT of time spent on this project as it was, more or less, my first time using a drawknife, plus the weaving is quite time consuming.

I finished it with some paste wax.

Dan

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Thats a nice stool. It looks like your half way to a chair. I like the weaving and I can believe it took sometime to do as well. The different colors work well together. I have a hard stool from Wal-mart in the garage and after 2-3 mins my butt is sore. This would work great. Thats for the idea.
Nice project and a great reuse of lumber.
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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When I was in Boy Scouts, I made a stool from a kit that used reeds for the seat so I can really appreciate the efforts you took to make this: very nice.
 

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I like the contrast in the Jute cord… well put together, nice work.
 

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I like it. I hate when good wood goes to waste and it looks like you pulled these from the burn pile just in time.
 

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DDan, great hand work!
 

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Dan, This looks good. I am interested in knowing how the jute stands up to regular use. How much does it stretch and how well does it stand up to the wear of use. Please keep us informed
 

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RRGR,

Well, this little stool is still banging around my workshop after about 3 years. It's holding up well-the seat hasn't stretched out and none of the cords have broken. I do have to vacuum it or blow the dust out of it occassionally :)
 

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great stool
 
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