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Western red cedar stool (mothers day gift)

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Project by Hooligan posted 05-13-2014 10:47 PM 702 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.





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#1 posted 05-14-2014 12:11 AM

beautiful bench!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Hooligan

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 01:17 AM

Thanks Whitebeast88. Was fun to build something using a chainsaw. 1488

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 01:55 AM

Sharp looking bench! Cool design! Great job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 01:57 AM

Oh.. just noticed 2 post in 19 days! Welcome to Lumberjocks! Hooligan

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 02:05 AM

Thanks, woodshaver. Yes, I just decided to make my first post. I have been lurking around for a while and joined about 3 weeks ago. Lots of nice projects.

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 05:40 PM

Excellent bench. If you don’t like this project then you don’t like wood!

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Hooligan

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#7 posted 05-14-2014 07:44 PM

Ratchet, thank you for the kind words.

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