wabi-sabi stool

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Project by jafu posted 04-05-2009 03:57 AM 2327 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Japanese “wabi-sabi” rustic furniture, this rather short (about 15” high) stool has a 2” thick willow seat, and Eastern Red Cedar legs and spindles.
The legs are attached with 3” double-ended wood screws and secured with PL Premium glue. All parts are finely sanded (320 grit) so that it not only looks but also feels creamy.
No finish has been applied yet, but will most likely receive no stain, only a satin laquer finish to seal the surface.

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#1 posted 04-05-2009 04:46 AM

Very nice. Almost a sculpture.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-05-2009 05:32 AM

A cute little stool, almost like the milk stools at my Grandma’s farm.

Only much nicer.

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#3 posted 04-05-2009 03:09 PM

A great looking stool. Nice job on the construction.

And welcome to LJ’s

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#4 posted 04-05-2009 04:33 PM

Welcome to LJs….This is a great little project that has given me some ideas for similar pieces of wood that I have been saving . How did you attach the legs ? Tenons or dowels or what ? Thank you : )

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#5 posted 04-05-2009 05:45 PM

Welcome to LJs JafU. Very appealing stool ,well done

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#6 posted 04-06-2009 04:27 PM

Just love the honesty of rustic. I don’t know anything about a tradition of Japanese rustic, but it sounds interesting.

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