Mesquite Stools

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Project by John Millikin posted 07-03-2010 12:35 AM 2170 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished these a couple of days ago. Can you see the spider on the larger stool? Christmas will be here soon enough, and these are a lot easier to make than buckets! This is the first time I’ve used Permalac. It’s a great finish, and is supposed to hold up in the sun—we’ll see.

-- Jack

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 12:54 AM

The metal work is fantastic as well as the tops :) One of my first paying jobs was at a blacksmith shop where we made reproduction ornamental hardware…Hinges , latches , etc..It was one of my favorite jobs that I’ve ever had : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 01:02 AM

Great grain pattern match. The metal work is outstanding. A great look all around.

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 08:06 AM

That is some pretty grain. Good selection and good project! Is Permalac a lacquer finish?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 07-03-2010 11:35 AM

Perfect. I’m scared of spiders so I can’t use this… LOL Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 01:09 PM

Beautiful. What type of wood did you use. The metal work is really cool also.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 04-13-2013 03:54 PM

You Only have one small problem!


Great work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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