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As a hobbyist woodworker, it's always great to have a need to fill, which encompasses all of the projects I'm currently working on. Prior to moving, I really didn't have any need for furniture so most of what I made was either for others or simply shop related fixtures and jigs. All fun and rewarding, but sometimes we want to have stuff around we made. In a new location and house, I now have a blank slate to fill with things I make. It's fun and even a little challenging.

I made this stool as sort of a test of my abilities and to fill a desire to have a little stool to sit by the fireplace to tend the fire. I have to say it was a lot of firsts and a lot of fun. It's made from box store kiln dried Douglas fir (I think it's DF) and simply rubbed down with my mix of BLO, mineral spirits and bees wax with some Dark Walnut Danish oil in the mix to give the wood a warm tone. The seat is simply laced with prepared leather lacing purchased online. The details are in my blog.

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Another real beauty Bill. Nicely done!
 

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I hope the confidence level was achieved, it looks great. Nice work, Bill.
 

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Another nice piece, Bill! You're furnishing your new place in fine style.
 

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Well done Bill.
 

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Thanks fellas. Andre I didn't know how to say that in Russian so I had to look it up - спасибо ребята :)
 

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Wow. Beautiful. Very interesting design.
 

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Love that stool. I already put it in my favroites. Thanks for sharing. Going to Tandy Leather to get lacing.
 

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Nice looking test stool. Your blog was excellent as well.

When are you starting the walnut version?
 

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Looks good and strong, wood doesn't look like any Fir that I have seen around here, looks more like Pine? Really don't matter still an heirloom piece for the family to treasure!
 

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Very Nice Project! & Well Done Bill!
 

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Thanks Andre and Rich. I had fun making it and it actually works lol

Earl thanks. The walnut version may never happen since this one is so spiffy ;)
 

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Beautiful stool, great workmanship.
 

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even though i saw you build this it bares repeating,beautiful work bill.
 

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Very nice! Can the thin leather stripes hold good amount of weight? Definitely a piece that would attract my attention at a store
 

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Thanks oldrivers, Larry and JR.

JR the leather strips are 1/4" wide and maybe 1/8" thick. The mesh they form is strong enough to hold weight across that small span and some of the weight is also supported by the seat frame. I guess time will tell the story :)
 
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