|Project by Hooligan||posted 05-13-2014 10:47 PM||1004 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I had some western red cedar logs laying around so I thought I would make a garden stool for my wife for mothers day. I used my chainsaw to cut off a section about 20” long and 14” in diameter. I stripped the bark and marked out a 3” slab out of the middle and cut that out with the chainsaw as well. That gave me 2 crescent shaped legs and a 3”x14”x20” slab for the top. Out of a smaller log I cut out another center slab for the bracing between the legs. After lots of sanding with the orbital sander, to get out the saw marks, I was left with a nice smooth surface. I assembled the stool with 1/4”x 6” hex head screws capped off with 3/4” poplar plugs. I finished the stool with 3 coats Spar-urethane. My wife loved it and now I have several family members wanting one.