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Boys and Girls, This was a quick dirty project I undertook and thought I'd test the stool while I prepared this "short for me" write up. To tell the truth I just had to re-glue a carpeted disc and used the pictures I took (other than the gallery ones) a few months ago for the write up..

A few years ago I was convinced that a good drink deserved a comfortable stool to drink from while propped up on a home bar.

I purchased several of these stools (gallery picture #1) from Officeworks at a bargain basement price. With such a price came the quality that deteriorated in a proportionate number of days. Just kidding, however, my wet areas had 40+ year old slate tiles on the floor that when the plastic sleeve on the base of the stools deteriorated, did not make any more noticeable damaged as it got dragged across the floor.

When one of my internal water pipes burst, the tiles had to be ripped up and replaced… preferably after the leak was sealed.

I chose a whitish tile as replacement and I didn't want to drag the chairs across the new tiles, so I decided to give the stools a bottom lift.

Got a sheet of 9mm MDF and a few relatively cheap "all terrain" carpet squares


and glued them together (individually).


After the glue had dried, I took it over to the bandsaw and with my large circle cutter


cut a disc to very tight fitting tolerances.


As always, my tape measure lied and I had to macro adjust my micro tolerances on the disc sander.


With a few discrete blob placement of liquid nails (gallery picture #2), I glued the carpet discs to the base… I apologise for the bad lighting, but by the time I managed to develop the film, the glue had set and I couldn't remove the disc to retake the picture.

Bottom line is, the stools now glide across the tiles and make my bottom line comfortable as it lazes on the stool sipping my cheap vino.

PS.
If you don't have a bar, there is no reason why you should have bar stools and if you don't have bar stools there is absolutely no reason why you should not stop reading this article any further.

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Good idea! I don't have a bar stool but I do have tile floors and this idea of the carper squares will hopefully last longer than the little circle that we buy now that rarely last longer than a couple of weeks.
Thanks for the post.
 

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Another example of the "necessity is the mother of invention", good solution!
My brother and I did something similar with my Dad's very heavy recliner which was almost impossible to slide across the carpeted floor.
We cut a disk out of 1/4" masonite and attached it to the base with the smooth side down.
 

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Very good work LBD I am off now to find your circle cutter jig blog.
 

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Thanks all for your encouragement. Now all I have to do is fit seat belts so I won't fall out of it!
 

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Thanks all for your encouragement. Now all I have to do is fit seat belts so I won t fall out of it!

- LittleBlackDuck
Yes Ducky, you have said you're fond of a glass opps bottle otr two of red so a seat belt is a good idea!!
 

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... you have said you re fond of a glass opps bottle otr two…
- crowie
Thanks crowie, however, it's chateau cardboard… doesn't break when I hit the ground and the contents are still user friendly without having to strain glass between teeth!
 
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