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07-24-2018 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: arts and crafts question

I want to build these arts and crafts barstools for my kitchen island, but I can’t see the structure well enough to figure out how the inside and underside of the stool is made. Any help on figuring this out would be greatly appreciated. This was the ONLY picture of this barstool I could find.

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#1 posted 07-24-2018 10:31 PM

Looks like a lower shelf with tusk tenons and basic aprons at the top. I like the style.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 10:57 PM



Looks like a lower shelf with tusk tenons and basic aprons at the top. I like the style.

- pintodeluxe

So you don’t think there’s a vertical member going from that shelf to the top? I was not able to determine by the picture. I kind of thought I saw one in the shadows, but it could just be an optical illusion. Now that I think of it, there would not be any need for a vertical member, so you are probably right!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 11:01 PM

Jerry, they are great looking and should be fun to make. I agree with Willie that there is a lower stretcher with tusk tenons. The two sides are open otherwise. The top aprons might be attached to the sides with a sliding DTs (this would be my preference) and the top is attached with buttons or figure 8 connectors. Your build would be a great blog topic if you were so inclined because I haven’t seen this done previously.

-- Art

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 11:31 PM

Can’t help you out Jerry but looks like it will be worth the effort for further researching. Or wing it and call it your style.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 11:45 PM

Jerry,
Roycroft style bookcase for inspiration.
Good luck and post a blog.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#6 posted 07-25-2018 01:03 AM



Jerry, they are great looking and should be fun to make. I agree with Willie that there is a lower stretcher with tusk tenons. The two sides are open otherwise. The top aprons might be attached to the sides with a sliding DTs (this would be my preference) and the top is attached with buttons or figure 8 connectors. Your build would be a great blog topic if you were so inclined because I haven t seen this done previously.

- AandCstyle

Thanks Art for chiming in. Could you tell me what button connectors and figure 8 connectors are please?

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#7 posted 07-25-2018 01:04 AM



Jerry,
Roycroft style bookcase for inspiration.
Good luck and post a blog.

- Luddite

That’s really beautiful, thanks for posting that picture!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 07-25-2018 01:04 AM



Can t help you out Jerry but looks like it will be worth the effort for further researching. Or wing it and call it your style.

- doubleDD


Agreed!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 07-25-2018 01:29 AM

Wish I could describe how I would build it? Seat would be able to lift off to disassembly it to go with the pegged through tenons on the bottom? Good luck.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 07-25-2018 01:51 AM



Wish I could describe how I would build it? Seat would be able to lift off to disassembly it to go with the pegged through tenons on the bottom? Good luck.

- Andre

Good idea! I’m pretty sure I’ve got the build procedure clearly in mind now that I know the bottom structure is a shelf with through tenons. The distance to the underside of my new kitchen island (which I have not posted yet as I’m not quite finished with it) is 35”, so I’m building the stools to a final height of 29”

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 07-25-2018 02:02 AM


Good idea! I’m pretty sure I’ve got the build procedure clearly in mind now that I know the bottom structure is a shelf with through tenons. The distance to the underside of my new kitchen island (which I have not posted yet as I’m not quite finished with it) is 35”, so I’m building the stools to a final height of 29”

- Jerry

That’s only six inches of leg room. My counter is 34-3/4” (to the underside, 36” on the surface) and my bar stools are 24”. It’s very comfortable seating and this is where I eat most of my meals and have my laptop set up.

Edit: looking around on design sites, 10” seems to be pretty much the standard distance from the counter top to the seat.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#12 posted 07-25-2018 02:19 AM

Good idea! I’m pretty sure I’ve got the build procedure clearly in mind now that I know the bottom structure is a shelf with through tenons. The distance to the underside of my new kitchen island (which I have not posted yet as I’m not quite finished with it) is 35”, so I’m building the stools to a final height of 29”

- Jerry

That s only six inches of leg room. My counter is 34-3/4” (to the underside, 36” on the surface) and my bar stools are 24”. It s very comfortable seating and this is where I eat most of my meals and have my laptop set up.

Edit: looking around on design sites, 10” seems to be pretty much the standard distance from the counter top to the seat.

- Rich

That’s good information, I made my decision based on this Hayneedle chart. I also measured from my lap to the underside of my table to get a feel for how much room I’d need. That being said, I didn’t take into account the distance that would be comfortable from the seat height to the underside of my forearms, so I better re-measure!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 07-25-2018 02:20 AM

So you don’t think there’s a vertical member going from that shelf to the top?

I don’t think there is, it would be an incredible waste of material and add a lot of weight for something without function. Like you say, can’t really see in the photo, but I wouldn’t put a vertical member in there even if it was in the original.

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#14 posted 07-25-2018 03:36 AM



So you don’t think there’s a vertical member going from that shelf to the top?

I don t think there is, it would be an incredible waste of material and add a lot of weight for something without function. Like you say, can t really see in the photo, but I wouldn t put a vertical member in there even if it was in the original.

- bondogaposis

I agree completely, thanks!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 07-25-2018 06:43 AM

Just playing around in SketchUp. This was a bear since the extrusions through the legs had to be level with the floor and not perpendicular to the face of the leg. Anyway, the base footprint is 18×18 inches. The seat is 16×16 inches to ensure stability. It’s 24” tall. I cheated a little making the corbel faces flat…lol.

Overall, it was a fun learning experience.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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