Saddle Stools

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Project by ROY53 posted 09-29-2009 07:16 PM 2649 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 09-29-2009 07:56 PM

These are really nice.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 08:25 PM

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 09-29-2009 09:35 PM

Nice stools well done and cool story

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 10:07 PM

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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#5 posted 09-29-2009 10:20 PM

Really nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 09-30-2009 12:20 AM

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 03:24 AM

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

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 09-30-2009 07:30 AM

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 10-01-2009 02:09 AM

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 10-01-2009 02:32 AM

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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#11 posted 10-04-2009 12:39 AM

Beautiful! Clean and crisp! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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