Tage Frid inspired Three-Legged Stool

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Project by Furnitude posted 11-18-2014 08:32 PM 2306 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a series of posts on the Craftsy woodworking blog about building a Tage Frid inspired three-legged stool. It was a challenging build from start to finish. These posts detail the whole process. My version is made of Ambrosia maple.

Craftsy posts:

Making the seat:
Drilling holes for the legs:
Shape the seat:
Wedged tenon joints for legs:
Tapering the legs:
Making the stretchers:
Gluing up the stool:

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#1 posted 11-18-2014 09:30 PM

Great work. Finished up a treat.

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 02:25 AM

I love this design, great execution and nice piece for the back rest.

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 05:19 AM

Cool design.

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#4 posted 11-19-2014 01:04 PM

That is really nice.

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#5 posted 11-19-2014 01:17 PM

Wow- that looks great! Favorited.
Like the detail on the back rest. Im not a fan of live edges but this solution put the bark in the center and have crisp lines on the outside. Fine solution.
Also enjoyed the blog series. Anjoyed reading.

Thanks for sharing!

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#6 posted 11-19-2014 02:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 07:10 PM

Wow! Love the look of this. It really reminds us that it was a tree at some point. You really put a lot of thought into this

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 02:41 AM

great stool. Making one of these has just been added to my list of projects,

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 11:56 AM

Vary nice Project Mitch. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

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