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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.

-- joejt





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 10:24 PM

Yup…. your title saya it well.

Very cool. Nicely done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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redryder

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 12:47 AM

It is different.
I’m not sure which direction your butt’s supposed to come from….....................

-- mike...............

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BCDesign

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 12:50 AM

awesome stool!I really like it!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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joejt

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 02:18 AM

Mike,
the front of the stool is to the left in the picture with the low cross piece as the footrest. . So far it has fit everyone who sat on it. Actually quite ergonomic.

-- joejt

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 03:25 AM

Another good idea well executed!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 03:28 AM

Well… Did ya win?!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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joejt

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 03:57 AM

Did not win. Probably should have made a more traditional stool using some exotic wood.

-- joejt

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 05:14 AM

joejt,

I think IKEA might steal this from you as it has really good design. It is also a jumping off place for your next project? As i said before you have a ay of moving from simple to sublime.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 05:45 AM

Thanks, Doc. There’s more!

-- joejt

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 06:43 PM

Great project. Looking forward to the next version!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#11 posted 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

That is a awesome design I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 06:33 AM

Very Nice Project Joe and well done. Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 07:28 AM

Beautiful design. I like this storage space bellow.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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