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Project by niki posted 04-13-2007 07:45 PM 1923 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good day

On the post “Doweling on router table”, I’ve shown an example of drilling dowel holes for a frame with some melamine scraps, now it’s the time to show the “real thing”.

My wife ordered two small stools and how am I to argue with her (actually I run to make them).

The wood is white Oak 1¼” thick and the dimensions are 12”x12” and 14” high (the tops are 14”x14”).
“We” decided to leave the stools unfinished.

The red marks (I, II, III & V) has nothing to do with the drilling order, they are only for the wood patterns.

So, here it is in colors


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#1 posted 04-13-2007 07:47 PM

Finally a project. LOL Just kidding Niki. You’ve posted a project before. So we finally get to see all of the jigs (or some of them) in use to get to the final project.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 04-13-2007 08:40 PM

I love these stools.. of course, if they had a rough edge on them… well… ;)

And I really like how you walk us through the process. The text that you add is really a helpful touch!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 04-14-2007 12:04 AM

Thank you

I was waiting to post all the “ingredient” before posting the “cake”.
I use most of the jigs in every one of the projects. Well, if you think about it, actually we are building boxes, small, big, with doors, with drawers or glass but the basic is box.

My wood is coming planed on two side only. Maybe, I’ll convince my wife to plan something with one side rough, as I know she loves the natural look of the wood.


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#4 posted 04-14-2007 12:43 AM

I am amazed at that clean shop. WOW! Nice stools. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-14-2007 01:32 AM

Niki: I mentioned something like that to debbie after her first box. It’s like make another box around it and it becomes a drawer. make a smaller box and it becomes a chest. Put a door on it and it becomes a cabinet.

That what we are are box makers. someitmes without sides and we call them legs.

Great job. You know I was just kidding, don’t you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 04-14-2007 05:20 AM

They are great Niki. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 04-14-2007 05:26 AM

Sturdy and elegant looking. Great stuff niki.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 04-14-2007 05:36 AM

Great step by step… but I have to ask – Dowel powder?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 04-14-2007 06:00 AM

Cool stool man.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 04-14-2007 08:51 AM

Very nice fit and solid.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 04-16-2007 05:38 AM

Niki – Great post! Nice project and thanks for the photo instruction.


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