Couple of bar stools that I made last week

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Project by Earache posted 12-15-2014 06:06 PM 1086 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m fairly new to woodworking, so my wood skills aren’t quite up to the high standard that I see some others displaying, but ya gotta start somewhere.

Wood used here is old red oak 2” X 6” boards from a barn in Tennessee. I planed and then cut the wood to length. Joined with biscuits (a bit of overkill maybe for their size). Sanded and stained before adding polyurethane. Seat size is 17” X 17” X 32” high. Kinda tall, but that’s what my friend wanted as far as height goes.

Legs / frame are 1.500” square tube, .065” wall hot rollled steel (gasp – I know, I know) powdercoated in translucent black. Welds were ground and polished and are visible through the coating.

I was happy with how the wood came out. I tried not to remove all of the old saw marks on the wood while planing and sanding and was able to leave quite a bit of it on there.

-- Eric - Black Hawk, Colorado

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 06:14 PM

Welcome to LJs
These Bar stools look great to me.Very nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 07:54 PM

Nice stuff, like the barn/industrial feel!

-- I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day.

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