LumberJocks

Mike's Musicans Stools (4)

  • Advertise with us
Project by Michael Hacker posted 1931 days ago 1904 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mikes Music Stools

a good friend asked if i could make him a set of bar stools, and once i showed him my shop stool, he wanted four! these took nearly as long to complete as my first two!

this time around i have a considerable amount of finely tuned tools at my disposal, and the results clearly show! these stools are a lot more crisp, the joints are well assembled, and the finish from my smoothing plane is dead on.

having to make furniture from construction grade lumber is easier that it appears, and the entire process begins with good stock selection. i had to choose wisely, and be picky, and wait patiently to find four golden sticks (as my friend Hammad called them) to become available.

each stool is comprised of two sticks, one 4×4x8 Fir Timber, and one 5/16” dowel rod. the stool is joined using through mortises and secured using draw board pins. no clamps are used during the assembly process, only glue and dowel rod! Mike would be proud!

i have developed four sizes of this stool C, S, M, L (Calvin/custom, small, medium, and large). in this set two stools were large and the other two were medium sized. all four stools were finished using a custom color Zar stain, and Polycrylic clear satin.

they really turned out great, yet i still haven’t perfected my final photo shoot pictures. i plan to go get some ‘in bar’ finish shots, and will update this page once i get them.

more photos of this project are available on my personal website mikehacker.com in my woodworking section!





4 comments so far

View rtb's profile

rtb

1099 posts in 2310 days


#1 posted 1930 days ago

An excellent use of construction grade material which we often ignore. The secret I have found and you mentioned is careful selection. These are nicely done and, I suspect at a reasonable price.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2843 days


#2 posted 1930 days ago

Good looking well made stools.

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

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#3 posted 1929 days ago

Who says we can’t use construction grade material for furniture. Well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#4 posted 1929 days ago

Who says we can’t use construction grade material for furniture. Well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase