"Bubwit" ( Mouse) stool/side table

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 04-14-2010 09:44 PM 5649 views 14 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s always nice to have a furniture around the house that is multi functional. I designed this stool to be so. Most clients who commissioned me for tables and chairs at one time had the problem of needing one or two extra chairs for unexpected guests. The problem with an extra chair is that it will be to tight for the length of the table. These stools are easy to stick between chairs for another person to sit on. Though simple in design, it blends well with the rest of the chairs. Meanwhile it can also stand as a side table or pedestal in any nook or corner of the house when not used as a stool. The seat is 14” diameter and is made from ipil. It’s height is 18” The pierced, steam bent, stack laminated legs are very strong and stable and are glued from ipil and molave planks. The soles and stretchers are molave. Very simple but durable and functional!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 10:16 PM

I love it, nicely designed and executed. This your design? Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 10:56 PM

your definition of simple sure brought smile on my face… you must be using a different dictionary than mine!!!!


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#3 posted 04-14-2010 11:50 PM

nice lines, I like the design,
good idea for that extra guest

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 12:05 AM

totally love the design, is that an original? Like the way it looks as it gets closer to the bottom.and the horizontal stretchers for feet, genius. You say this is strong enough to sit on. Thats wicked cool because my first though was a end table. It looks like a great stool for a guitarist. Gift giving is a good thing, selling is even better.

HOw much time do you have invested?

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 01:48 AM

Very very nice

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 02:16 AM

Very elegant stool. Nicely done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 02:17 AM

I need 4 of these. Email me and I will give you my address. Those are great. I still can’t see the simplicity of the build.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 02:18 AM

Very nice design and skillfully made. Worthy of any gallery.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 02:24 AM

Form and double function. Astounding as usual, This one I may be able to build one day. Thank you, Benji.

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 02:35 AM

Very pleasant looking design!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 02:37 AM

I agree with the above this isn’t simple. Very well done, Very nice proportions and design. Thanks for giving us a look.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 03:18 AM

Impressive design!

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#13 posted 04-15-2010 03:55 AM

Outstanding work. Good idea for a way to create extra seats and save space

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 04:13 AM

I had just opened this project post and after looking at the picture, I thought to myself “Cool! This looks like something Benji would make”. Then I checked and you did! Very nice!

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#15 posted 04-15-2010 04:21 AM

Good lookin..niiiice

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