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Project by anthm27 posted 02-12-2016 05:11 AM 790 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Built these fold up stools to finish 440mm (17 ½ “) High and 400mm (16”) Square. Nice and solid of mainly 55×25 (2 ¼ “x1”) finished size stock. I wanted a more solid look than like a dressed standard 19mm(3/4”) thickness material. The dowel I used also finished at 25 mm in diameter.

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I laminated the tops using three separate pieces per half, finally they got finished with a half round routered edge

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Trued up the laminated tops with my new low angled smoothing plane, (who needs a BELT SANDER???)

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Assembled both chairs differently, pictured is the second one whereby I built the frame completely and then mounted the tops, biggest problem is getting the tops clamped to the frame and then being able to get a drill in to secretly screw the tops from the underneath frames, tricky. The first stool I screwed the tops on each half of the stool and the last step was to join the halves with the insertion of the main dowel on the crossing legs. If I did it again I would probably go with the first method.

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Built a couple of wall brackets so as to hang them on the wall just inside the roof top and out of the weather

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The two stools joining their big brothers to make it a more sociable setting to seat 4.





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LesB

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#1 posted 02-12-2016 05:21 PM

Nice addition to your outdoor furniture.
That type of stool and table is becoming very popular. You can scale the size all the way up to a card table size.

-- Les B, Oregon

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 05:44 PM

They look great there mate ;) They make a nice addition to the chairs.

Had a good time with your visit. Hope you did too.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 08:07 PM

Very nice.

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anthm27

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 12:09 AM



They look great there mate ;) They make a nice addition to the chairs.

Had a good time with your visit. Hope you did too.

- builtinbkyn

Thanks Bill, and yes mate it was a great thrill to be able tour your workshop in Brooklyn, fantastic and thank you

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anthm27

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#5 posted 02-13-2016 12:10 AM

Thanks to all for the comments

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#6 posted 02-13-2016 01:23 AM

Anthony, those came out beautiful.
Your workmanship and attention to detail really shows.
They will compliment the other pieces of furniture in the pictures really nice.
Nice job brother.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#7 posted 02-13-2016 02:04 AM

Looks like they turned out great glad I could help.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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anthm27

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#8 posted 02-13-2016 04:43 AM

Thanks Woodwrecker and David
Cheers

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