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'Arvid' - Walnut & Cotton Webbing Stool

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Project by SawdustOnMyBoot posted 10-15-2016 12:57 PM 1419 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always wanted to design/build a cotton webbing piece, so when I was inspired by Viking ships (while impatiently waiting for my favorite show, The Vikings, to return) I made this piece. ‘Arvid’ is my first made-to-order piece in my Etsy/Chairish shops & I’m currently building a pickled ash twin to this piece… I hope to make a whole Viking-inspired series of furniture :)

On a side note… didn’t know wether to list this piece as a stool or a bench… I think of benches as being longer, but when I think stool, I see footrest… oh, well, lol where’s my coffee

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 01:11 PM

Unique design

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 01:15 PM

This is really sharp! Would be great in a bedroom to support a suitcase, or to sit and tie shoes. Wonderful design and execution.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 02:59 PM

Very nice, I like the design of the legs, and the webbing. I believe it to be a stool, because it seats one, while a bench would accommodate more than one. Either way, it’s a great build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 04:02 PM

Indeed unique and beautiful design. Combination with blue fabric seat makes it even more beuatiful. I like those ’’wing’’ motive on top corners of stool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 04:04 PM

I really like your sleek design and the combination of the hardwood frame and cloth webbing.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 10-15-2016 05:42 PM

Elegant. The blue and walnut are a perfect combination.
Are the straps nailed? Is it comfortable?

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#7 posted 10-15-2016 05:44 PM

Looks great!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 10-15-2016 06:44 PM

OK, got a question I should have asked prior, what finish did you use on the wood?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 10-15-2016 07:01 PM

nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 10-15-2016 07:17 PM

That’s a really nice project, very elegant and beautiful!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 10-15-2016 11:33 PM

Real nice work. Thinking of doing this now for my bathroom. Would love to hear more about attaching the webbing.

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#12 posted 10-16-2016 12:51 AM

Love it. Nice work!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#13 posted 10-16-2016 05:43 AM

That’s fantastic! I see the Viking nauticality all over it. Wonderful. And, inspiring, if one is to take to heart the foregoing comments.
Technically, and what I what call it, it is a Footman’s Rest. It’s where your Footman seats himself, just inside the vestibule of the manor, after alighting yourownveryimoirtantself from your carriage, sedan, limousine, rickshaw, or tuktuk, and removes your rubbers from your dainty feet, replacing them with your house slippers. A Footman’s Rest.

-- Mark

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#14 posted 10-16-2016 04:06 PM

Thanks so much for the lovely comments!!! I had such a blast workin’ on this one!!! It’s a very comfy little stool! :D

Finish – Minwax special walnut stain, Zinsser Seal Coat sanding sealer, and two coats of lacquer, followed by a brown paper bag rub, lol

Webbing attachment – 1 predrilled 5/8” cut tack + 4-5 1/2” staples… still need to burn webbing edges, I guess… might make an angled webbing cap so that the nails are covered without changing design

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#15 posted 10-17-2016 01:49 AM

Like it a lot. It is a great design and idea for a range of furniture.

Just a thought for your next one, you could try to put the straps on the inside of the rail. Benefits are that the webbing will find it harder to come loose as it is working against three edges instead of two. The person who picks it up will not feel the staples on their hands on the bottom of the rail.

Disadvantage is you use a little mote webbing.

I actually cut a slot into the inside of rail and set the webbing into it and lock with a piece of wood and screws. This gives a clamping effect and 4 corners for the webbing to pull against. More work, but commissioned pieces need to give the client a feel that they have gotten their hands on something special.

To me, the finish underneath is just as important as the upper finish.

Sorry if I am coming on too heavy here but just trying to pass on my experience and help you sell more at a better price.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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