Yard Stool

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 10-15-2016 06:31 PM 962 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always welcome ‘Honey Do’ requests from my wife. It gives me a purpose, and she doesn’t usually go overboard with her requests. This one is a ‘Yard Stool’ to use for her rest stops during breaks from her yard work. I’m a very lucky guy because my wife always insists on doing ALL our yard work, including the grass cutting, leaf raking, etc. she says I ‘don’t know how’ (I grew up on a farm for goodness sakes!). I just don’t do things to her standards she claims. That could be taken as an insult I guess, but the benefits are far too obvious for me to take umbrage.

Besides, her biggest pleasure is working in our yard in nice weather, and I’m going to take that away from her? I don’t think so!

The stool is made from leftover walnut and a few pieces of ash, and measures 12” x 22” x 22” high. She wanted it unfinished, but I gave it a coat of varnish for weather protection. I think it may live on our front stoop.

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 09:21 PM

Greater love hath no man. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 09:54 PM

Hi there Erik,

Your Yard Stool looks neat as.
I am not sure what the suns results are on wood left exposed in Georgia but the finsh was a sensible move.

I also think its a style that would be a very attractive project for a woodworker as a start up project.
So you may wish to add some construction notes. (your call)
It would also be fully complimented with a few more photos, and maybe a shot of the “Happy Customer”

Enough from me, so in closing well done and the rewards are all very well worth it!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 10-16-2016 10:45 AM

left over Walnut, never have any. Looks good.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 10-17-2016 09:50 PM

Very nice project. I need a few of those for my wife too. Around here, though, part of the year those legs would sink in up to the bottom shelf – especially in the garden.

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