|Project by Jennings_Homestead||posted 09-07-2016 02:25 AM||744 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
As with many of you, I find that my workshop tends to pile up with the left-overs (I dare not call them scraps) from planned projects. Therefore, with these extra bits of wood, I like to piece together small, impromptu projects. Shown here is one my latest “scrap wood” creations.
This stool revolves around a live-edge walnut that I was practicing butterfly joints in. Although the crack and size of the lumber kept me from using it on other projects, I thought it would make a nice stool.
I cut the legs from leftover cherry wood and adjusted the size of each to match the size of the walnut seat. The legs are placed at a slight angle to increase the stability of the base. I used some basic mortise and tenon joints to secure the braces to the legs. The wood used for the braces was attacked by ants or termites at some time prior to me getting it so its got many little holes all over the wood.
The seat was then attached to the legs with pocket holes and the whole thing was finished in a glossy tongue oil.
I haven’t decided if I’ll use this as a carving stool (sitting saddle-wise on it) or put it in the house as a plant holder…
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