Here is the final project furniture tacks holding the pad down all stained and ready to go.
The final cushion I haft to thank Rick “lumberjock’s odi wan” I was going to make the cushion smaller than the stool top with would have been not as pleasing to the eye or functional. I also had a second pair of hands before even starting which made the whole process take mere minutes in stead of having to redo it and extending the process.
This was a fun project (as any project is) that was quick and the family loves it so Long live the stool.
-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log