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Seating #1: Bar Stools

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Blog entry by Brian Lackey posted 12-09-2010 01:42 AM 860 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am looking to design and build new bar stools for our kitchen island. I am looking for a design like that of the Aaron Stools (Pottery Barn) which I already own that style but the workmanship is junk. They squeak and are loose. Any ideas on where to find plans or designs to inspire my design? It has been a year since I made my last project which was the cherry tv stand. BTW, Home Depot has the Dewalt 12” double compound sliding miter saw for $599 and you get the $200 HD stand free. I got sucked in and bought it. It is a big saw (51 lbs.) but a darn nice one. Cheers and have a Merry Christmas!

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO



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j_olsen

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 02:30 AM

my thought would be that if i liked the stools i own and they are loose – try to take one apart and copy using better joinery—just my 2 cents

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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dakremer

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 07:11 AM

yeah, i agree. Try to take one of them apart and use it as a template. Or try to trace each part as best as you can on some large paper or something.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Brian Lackey

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 04:08 PM

I realize I can take the one apart, but was wondering what other ideas were out there. Styles, wood types, painted, padded. The style I have is everywhere and a simple google search does not really dig into “custom” styles. Looking for modern/arts and crafts. Any ideas? Anyone seen a stool that was pretty cool?

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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