|Project by robscastle||posted 09-19-2016 03:36 AM||1522 views||5 times favorited||21 comments|
I was originally going to make this stool from OSB but thought better of it after reading the post on OSB furniture and associated replies!
So instead I used Pine for the main framework and some laminated Oregon for the seat
The construction came about after seeing Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop) post of his prize winning Organic Bar Stool from Cherry.
I was so facinated as to how Michael made his it inspired me to find out for myself.
He has a utube channel if you are interested.
The internal braces are fairly straight forward but the perimeter ones require compound miters all dependent on the angle position of the brace.
For Example the foot rest is at 90 degrees to the frame (being at 5 degrees) on the legs the compound angle cuts are about 44 degrees and 3.5 degrees.
All others are cut dependent on the angle required to position it, which varied from 20 to 30 Degrees
I set out to replicate Michaels work as accurately as my skills allowed so without getting down to include fingerprints as the chinese can do this is my “rustic” attempt.
Michael used M&T joints were as I used biscuits and cut material away for the joints with a band saw.
Its a bit of a roughie hence the “Rustic” label to hide the defects, and it certanily will not win any awards!
What it should have looked like:-
The tools I used were:- Table Saw, Band Saw, Biscuit jointer, drop Saw Arbortech Turbo Planer and Guinevere Sanding system with a microplaner 50 mm cutter, sander and eye wash to get all the wood out later!
Its stained with an oil based Cedar stain finished with UV inhibited clear Gloss finish.
No hotties passed by as I was working so there is no Miss Makita to emblish my work, sorry Guys!
Its perceived role:-
Its for the family so I anticipate making more or getting it returned!
-- Regards Robert