|Project by joejt||posted 12-03-2014 09:58 PM||1555 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
A local woodworking company recently sponsored a stool-making contest. I decided to enter an out-of-the box version of a stool. 37 other entries looked like stools and this one was definitely over the top. Everyone who tested the seating said it fit perfectly.
This stool is made of Maple and Baltic Birch.
The sides are Baltic Birch, filled, smoothed and finished glossy red with a gloss lacquer topcoat. Unfortunately the photo did not capture the brightness of the sides.
The slats are figured maple, left natural, and finished with Shellac and topcoated with gloss lacquer.
The slats are fastened to the side structures using hidden dowels. Drilling for the dowels was a challenge because every dowel had to be drilled at a different angle in order to be at the proper angle for that portion of the curve. I used a doweling jig and had to draw sight lines to assure the correct alignment.