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Project by Junji posted 07-13-2009 01:45 AM 1830 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everybody. It’s been a while, well, I was doing this and that… I WAS woodworking but not as much as I have in winter or spring, yes, my shop is toooooo hot in summer.
Well, anyway, this is one of the projects I have done recently. The top is the Japanese Oak, the same piece from the rustic plate I made a while ago. Apparently, the wood was not dried enough. The 5 pieces were put together. The top may look too thin and weak, but it’s just strong enough to hold my weigh (82 kg, 180 lb)without any bending.
The legs are Japanese elm.
I made this about 2 weeks ago, and it was sit in my house, and the top piece moved, twisted, curved… So I did some repair yesterday. I am not sure if that happens again, but even if so, that’s OK, I can repair it again, but I am sure that it would be much less movement than the first repair.

I am still not sure where and how we use this stool in our house, but my daughter has been using it as a desk…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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#1 posted 07-13-2009 01:49 AM

Simple rustic beauty well done Junji

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 01:51 AM

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 01:57 AM

hi junji ,
everytime you do something new ,
it’s like opening a present for me .
your work is very natural ,
and yet very simple .
mucho zen !

if it keeps twisting over the years ,
just cut a little off the offending legs ,
and make it stop rocking .
if it gets to short ,
your grandchildren can use it on the table to hold the tea pot !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Junji

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 02:13 AM

Jim,

Thanks for the comment.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 02:15 AM

John,
Thanks you! And wow, I just checked your projects and the birdhouses are so beautiful.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 02:16 AM

Very nice rustic stool. Great work.
It would look more rustic with round legs, I supposed.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 02:18 AM

Fantastic work, Junji! I like the wedged tenons.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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Junji

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 02:19 AM

david,
I am very glad that you feel that way, and it’s really good to know that I can do something for somebody here.

About the twisting and shorten the legs, you are right! Someday, someday! My kids are still so young, 7 and 3, but I know it’s not so long as I imagine.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 02:22 AM

woodworm,
Ah, very good suggestion! Actually I wanted to use rustic logs for the legs, but just didn’t have enough materials for that, and legs really needed to be dried. Round legs, mmmm thank you.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#10 posted 07-13-2009 02:23 AM

Frank,
the wedged tenon is one of my favorite too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#11 posted 07-13-2009 03:10 AM

I really like the simplicity of it and the beautiful texture of the top surface, very natural, great job!

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#12 posted 07-13-2009 03:37 AM

Fantastic job again! This is very simple yet Beautifull. Stool or childs desk? Either way it is fine workmanship.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#13 posted 07-13-2009 04:58 AM

Looks good from here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 07-13-2009 08:03 AM

awe that looks great. like the through tennon with the ebony wedge. er thats what it looks like.

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Junji

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#15 posted 07-13-2009 10:40 AM

Ryan,
Thanks.
I believe that making thing simple is always so important and very difficult at the same time.
Well, I again learnt so much from this project about the difficulty…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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