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Scrap wood stool

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 05-08-2015 01:01 AM 1528 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At work we needed a little stool, So i dug through the trash bin and pulled out as much of the scrap and trash knotted wood i could find. It is all made out of basswood because that is the primary wood we use. The top is made up of different thickness strips and was laminated and planed to size. The legs were thicker solid pieces i liked the look of the knots so i tried to expose as much of it as i could. the legs were joined to the top using dominoes. and the aprons were joined using pocket hole screws. This was a fun project to work on and it allowed me to salvage a lot of scrap wood that was meant for the trash. I am glad that not only was i able to save some wood but it also has a purpose and a function for us at work.





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Hazem

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#1 posted 05-08-2015 02:11 AM

Is basswood a hard wood? What is it most used for. Thanks.

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 02:12 AM

Is basswood a hard wood? What is it most used for. Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 02:41 AM

Basswood is considered a hard wood but is very soft, it is most commonly used for carving purposes. It has very tight and straight grain pattern to it.

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sawmillman

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 11:26 AM

I was wondering what type of products your company manufactures with the basswood.

-- I thought you said there was no metal in this log !!!!!!!!!!!!

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 11:42 AM

Sawmillman, the company I work for restores and replicates antique picture frames and majority of the frames are made out of basswood because they are usually carved and gilded. we also make some modern style frames. We use other types of wood like cherry ash walnut and oak and mahogany but we rarely use these woods.

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#6 posted 05-08-2015 02:34 PM

What a great stool. It looks so stout. I’m sure it will be around for a good long time.

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#7 posted 05-08-2015 03:08 PM

Thank you Derek it is pretty stout I believe it is only about 14 inches tall

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#8 posted 05-08-2015 06:16 PM

Nice massice stool. You realy had some fine thick leftovers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Michaelgurrado

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#9 posted 05-08-2015 06:29 PM

Thank you majuvla! Yeah some of the scaps we have are pretty thick because we mill down rough lumber for the wood so what ever is split and has knots usually is tossed or saved for shop build projects like this stool.

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