|Project by Dorje||posted 06-22-2007 07:06 AM||3017 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
We all tire at the bench and need to have a stool that is “just right” for our body size and all that…so this is what I came up with. It’s recycled from a scrappy old fir bookcase. It even has the pith running through the middle of the seat! Typically a real “no-no,” but I kind of liked it on this!
I shaped the seat and the legs with spokeshaves and joined it all up with through mortise and tenons, wedged with walnut. Didn’t bother to sand this one – didn’t want to waste the time on it! Just put a couple coats of oil and called it good.
What I didn’t do, but should’ve…I didn’t use compound angles but rather splayed the legs only out in one direction. I would have preferred the compound aesthetically, but not sure that it was necessary on this piece. It’s certainly as sturdy as I wanted it to be and as it needs to be. However, I haven’t built any chairs – yet. And, I haven’t done much reading on the subject either, so if you all would give me some feedback on what you know about the use of angles for legs and what have you, I would appreciate that! Thanks!
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA