Cedar Stepstool

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Project by Justin12 posted 01-10-2015 01:45 AM 798 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project that I made in my high school shop class. I made It the last month and a half of 2014. It is made out of cedar that is over a hundred years old. The wood came from my family farm. They were cut down and milled into planks. They were payed out over a summer to naturally dry and then put into the loft of a barn.

The top is made out of two pieces that were biscuit jointed together and the sides and the legs were assembled with a Kreg jig and Kreg brand fasteners. For a finish I used Formby’s tung oil, I think it gave it a great finish.

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 07:44 AM

Looks really well done, love the way the Cedar came out

-- Norman

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 12:54 PM

Great wood choice, and with a history, too. Love it, nice job!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 11-09-2015 05:27 PM

This cedar stool is a great looking design for craft fairs. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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