Tractor Seat Stool

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Project by RB F posted 08-22-2014 01:15 PM 857 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seat made from spalted magnolia. Legs from ash. Both woods from trees felled by Hurricane Katrina. I scrounged the wood, cut it with my chainsaw mill, and air dried it.

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 01:44 PM

Very nice. I have some nice spalted maple that I would like to use to make similar stools. What were the dimensions of the seat before you did the sculpting? I’m hoping that i have enough for three stools.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 02:56 PM

Very Cool. I love the profile you have on the seat. Pretty wood too!

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 12:13 PM

Ampeater: The finished dimensions are 16 1/2 wide, 13 1/2 deep, 2 13/8 thick. The rough piece was not much bigger, as I recall squeezing these finished dimensions out of it. Good luck with your project!

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 08:58 PM

Extremely nice. Love the seat. I’ve been thinking about building a similar one. How did you join the legs to the seat? Mortise and Tennon? Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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