|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-25-2009 06:44 PM||2726 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
When traveling I like to get ideas from the Sky Mall magazine in the airliners.
This one is from there and is called a library stool and I have made 3 of them. We have ours in the kitchen and we use it quite a bit. It is really quite stable even when standing on the top.
I made it from scrap oak from Hamilton Lumber’s firewood box. They cut off the ends of bunks as they load them onto semi’s and give the scrap away.
Anyway, this project is put together almost entirely with 5/16” dowels. I have a doweling fixture I made and it has a gage that goes to 36” so I can register the dowel pattern anywhere along that length. The only screws hold on the steps and the steps pivot on 1/4” machine screws.
it is stained with Zar #120 Teak Natural stain and finished with polyurethane.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!