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Oak Bar Stools (Rogowski Design)

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Project by Mugsy posted 08-25-2015 02:47 AM 1074 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My girlfriend’s brother was looking to buy some counter-height stools. He asked her if I would be interested in building them instead of getting store bought. It took a lot of arm twisting to get me to agree!

They are made from red oak and have a coat of red oak stain with two coats of espresso on top. The finish is 3 coats of semi-gloss wipe-on poly and 3 coats of satin over the top of it.

Had some surface checking (thank you for identifying the problem, jinkyjock) but that was really the only issue I ran across. They were really a joy to make!

Mortise and tenon joinery with 1” dowels attaching the seat.

-- Matt, San Antonio





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 05:49 PM

Very nice! They look sturdy! Love the saddle seat! Nice build!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Diwayne

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 12:04 AM

I just built 3 kitchen islands and want stools for them. Was looking at this very pattern. Yours look great. Nice job. Is that a 15 degree angle on legs.? I build off pictures. Rarely get plans. Thanks.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Mugsy

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 12:12 AM

Thank you, Tony! I built a jig for the saddle seat that I found on this site. Unfortunately I can’t remember the LJ who did it to give them the proper credit.

Diwayne- thank you very much. I used an 8 degree for the legs to splay them on the front/back and to the sides. I’m with you on plans. It would probably make things faster, but where is the fun in that? :)

-- Matt, San Antonio

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 01:39 AM

Matt, this is the jig I made to make my saddle seats,Link

I use plans to make my stools something I don’t alway do. Mac posted his stools with a link to his plans so I used them. the plans called for a 10 degree splay, but just front to back, I used Cherry for my build.
I like your stools they are really sharp looking…

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mugsy

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 11:18 AM

Tony – weird how that works out. Some folks would say that I drew inspiration, but I straight up jacked your design on that jig! So now I can give you proper credit. :)

I really like the cherry stools. I may use that when I make some for myself. Oak was a pain!

-- Matt, San Antonio

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 02:57 PM

Well that worked out well Matt. Not a jacking at all. I put the plan out there for anyone to use. I’m glad my jig helped you out in the making of you stools. Keep up the good work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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FarmGopher

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#7 posted 08-29-2015 08:54 AM

Looks great, nice job.

-- Matt

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