|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-06-2009 05:49 PM||1340 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I built this outdoor stool for a friend of mine, Yaz, whose current stool is a tad larger than the size of a postage stamp.
I did my best ever two circular saw cuts at 5 degrees (the angle chosen for the legs of this stool), only to discover I’d done them inwards instead of outwards. Doh! Needless to say the replacement cuts weren’t quite as good. Still, no matter, ever onwards. All went reasonably wall until glue up time – the glue gods really don’t like me – dry fit – fine, dry fit – fine, dry fit – fine – apply glue – not fine! Clamping was a pain since nothing’s at right angles, it’s 45 degrees (of the heat variety) in the garage and it isn’t fitting – beautifully sanded surfaces now covered in sweat.
Still – judicious use of the mallet (which is always to hand for just such occasions) and I managed to get it together.
It’s 43×34x50 high (17”x13”x20” high in foreign money), and solid, which is the main thing – time will tell how the weather treats it.
Beech, oil/varnish/turps finish.
Criticize, enjoy, giggle – your choice :-)
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