Bar Stools

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Project by pistolero posted 10-01-2016 02:20 PM 565 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Breakfast bar is unusually high (43”). Bar stools with a seat height of 32” were expensive so my wife asked if I could build something. Ha – then the ideas started to flow. This was my first attempt at any type of chair / stool. Always heard it was the most difficult piece of furniture to build and now I understand why.
Made from cherry, this was a complicated build due to the multiple types of joints (mortise and tenon, wedge tenons, dowel, angled tenons) and the carved seats. To carve the seat I used a Kutzall wheel on my angle grinder, then metal card scrapers and finally sandpaper. The finish is tung oil, semi-gloss poly, and paste wax.

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 06:54 PM

Wow! Hard to imagine these were your first attempts at stools. Very impressive, and welcome to LJs.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 10:32 PM

more really nice work. Can’t wait to see more of your efforts.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 10-02-2016 12:22 AM

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#4 posted 10-02-2016 06:13 PM

great build on the chairs , seat bottoms came out grad

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 10-03-2016 04:44 AM

If you ask me it’s Daily top 3. Awesome joinery -first! I like the set shape too. I bet they are very comfortable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-03-2016 03:43 PM

Are these your design? Really great outcome, beautiful finish and love the design.

-- -- Tyson

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