Belly up to the bar (Maloof inspired Bar Stools)

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Project by ScottMorrison posted 04-11-2010 04:54 PM 6323 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow LJ’ers.

Just delivered these three bar stools to a semi-local customer. A custom detail was added (note the Cloud Lift on the lower stretchers). The client was very happy, and the celebratory drinks were flowing freely.

At the risk of a self-indulgent plug, if you would like to build these for yourself, you can find the video and templates by going HERE.

Enjoy the pics!

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#1 posted 04-11-2010 05:06 PM

Very nice work, Scott. I’ve heard your name a lot from fellow LJ and friend Todd Clippinger. I was just on my way to his website to see if his interview with you was posted yet. By the way, what wood did you used for the bar stools?

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 06:29 PM

those are sweet! looks like you put some serious hours into each one!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 07:54 PM

Excellent design and craftsmanship Scott ! I have built alot of stuff but no chairs as of yet. Your chairs inspire me to build some (or at least try). My wife has dropped hints of new dining chairs. I guess I should start doing my research.

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 07:58 PM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 04-11-2010 08:05 PM

Just checked out your web site. Very nice! It is now bookmarked for future reference…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 04-11-2010 08:31 PM

I can see myself having a couple of “Crowns” sitting in one of those! Nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 04-11-2010 08:34 PM

very slick work, those are very nice stools.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 04-11-2010 08:54 PM

Very well done scott Beautiful work.

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#9 posted 04-11-2010 10:47 PM

Nice touch with the ” cloud Lift” on the low stretcher. I’m all for breaking up uniformity and this is a nice shot at that. Well done!

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#10 posted 04-11-2010 10:56 PM

I love the cloud lift. It really sets those stools apart.

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#11 posted 04-11-2010 11:20 PM

very cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 04-12-2010 04:27 AM

Spectacular! Some dream about making a Maloof style rocker or chair and you have three in a row that are the style and more!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 04-12-2010 04:34 AM

Great job!

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#14 posted 04-12-2010 05:49 AM

Absolutely Beautiful…........ Hope you have a well stocked bar, because who ever sits down in those chairs are not going to get up for a very long time.

-- It's not the breaths U take but the moments that take your breath away !!

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#15 posted 04-12-2010 07:12 AM

very nice bar stools… wonderful project… thanks for posting…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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