|Project by anthm27||posted 02-12-2016 05:11 AM||759 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
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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.
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.