Saddle Stools

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Project by ROY53 posted 1661 days ago 1932 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed these and wanted to share their story. First credit to LJ Brian Kim. My wife wanted me to make “saddle stools”. Well I didn’t even know what saddle stools are, so I googled them and that was my first contact with Lumberjocks. Anyway the pictures show the progression of this final product in reverse order going back over fifty years. These trees grew right beside our home and we removed them as part of our renovation project. The wood is oak and the stools are finished with linseed oil and citrus wax.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#1 posted 1661 days ago

These are really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 1661 days ago

Love everything about them. Good that you planted a replacement for future generations.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 1661 days ago

Nice stools well done and cool story

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 1661 days ago

Good looking chairs/stools and they sure look comfortable! The oak has wonderful greain and color. Excellant craftsmanship!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 1661 days ago

Really nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 1661 days ago

Great design. Well done. Thanks for sharing the story.

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#7 posted 1661 days ago

Nice work. so what are saddle stools? Do you stand startling them , then sit down??

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

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#8 posted 1660 days ago

Those look great for not knowing what they were to begin with… Did you follow plans or are they your own design?

Great job and great use of materials.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 1660 days ago

Very nice, I have a comission for a set of these myself….from the wife also.

-- enjoy your wood...

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#10 posted 1660 days ago

Like most of my stuff, the design came from a picture, with my own variations (not all planned) :-)

-- Roy L, Arizona

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1657 days ago

Beautiful! Clean and crisp! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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