|Project by rjb37||posted 05-05-2014 09:30 PM||553 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I’ve been trying to make a hand tool project every couple of months and this stool was it. I thought I had posted it last month when I got done with it but I’m claiming CRS on this.
I bought the lumber for this already planed and I had to flatten it and get a cup out of it. I ended up with stock a bit thicker than 5/8” The treads are dovetailed into the sides and the front braces have a rabbet on the top and sides and are let into treads and the sides. Most of the stools I’ve seen have this front brace with a half lap dovetail detail at the ends.
The brace in the back is glued and nailed with cut nails. The hardest part of this build was doing the painting. That took 5 coats to cover. One primer coat and 4 top coats of enamel paint.
The next stool I build like this I’m going to start with rough sawn lumber so I can do the entire project with hand tools.
-- accidental woodworker