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RUSTIC, LIVE EDGE, SLAB, LOG, MORTISE AND TENON STOOL

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Project by rivergirl posted 1446 days ago 2915 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed; This is the world’s finest rustic, slab, live edge round three legged stool. It is perfect for the porch, the garden or in front of the fireplace. Also perfect for sitting around the campfire, drinking beer and telling wild fish tales. This stool is LARGE and sturdy and will support ALOT of weight. It is incredibly comfortable to sit on. Stool is is 23 inches side to side across the top and 19 inches back to front across the top. Top is 5-6 inches of thick seasoned pine. Finish is many coats of tung oil. All mortise and tenon joinery. This project started with an unplaned very rough, bark on slab that my friend snagged for me from his sawmill burn pile. It has been sitting first in his garage for a year or two and then in my garage for over a year. I got tired of tripping over this fat slab so I built a stool yesterday and today. All sanding was done with a belt sander, palm sander and by hand. The top is now as smooth as a baby’s bottom. The dogs in photo 4 are Peanut the apricot standard poodle and Jose Cuervo- better known as Cuervo- the Chihuahua.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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wizzardofwood

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#1 posted 1446 days ago

your having toooooo much fun there

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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mafe

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#2 posted 1446 days ago

Thats a solid stool, really nice.
Who is the guy in black next to you on the last picture?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rando1

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#3 posted 1446 days ago

holy cow! that is a brute and the stool isn’t bad either!
This design is different than what we discussed earlier, right? How often do you have to treat these by using the oil finishes?

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 1446 days ago

Don’t panic Rando LOL This isn’t the 2 step stool we discussed. HAHAHAHA. As for occassional refinishing, if the stool is outside I would say reoil once a year- or wait till it gets really ugly and then do it… :) Just rough it up, tack cloth it and rub on the oil. Easy stuff. This stool is massive. Could double as an accent table I suppose if you live in a rustic house. This stool would never fit in a bathroom Rando- unless your bathroom is in the Taj Mahal. :) Mads- If I am the lovely (“French”) poodle, then the guy in black is Cuevo the Mexican chihuahua. Wizard, as for having too much fun.. I have to tell you I work alone and this beast is HEAVY. I went to set it on the floor and the thing smashed it’s full beastly wright directly onto my finger- I am hoping I don’t lose the nail. :) But yes, I suppose this is fun for me… at least it’s therapeutic. Keeps me out of trouble.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rootertooter

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#5 posted 1446 days ago

Looks pretty good,now i like to see u tuck it under your arm take off with it….great project have a good one

-- bob mt pleasant tn

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Dragon

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#6 posted 1446 days ago

Looks eerily similar to a couple log slices I have sitting around. Though I don’t post here much, I do enjoy reading the forums and seeing what everyone else is doing. I’ve got about 20 or so different log and slab projects in the works right now and just waiting for some free time and cooler weather to try and get them finished up. Excellent job on that stool and I can appreciate the working alone and dropping heavy stuff on your body parts. I either bleed or bruise on every project I take on. Such are the joys of being a woodworker.

-- People may not remember what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1446 days ago

Okay Dragon.. now get to work on those slabs and make some stools.. and post that work. Can’t wait to see them! I love rustic woodwork.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 1446 days ago

My goodness young lady, you sure have been busy lately. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Michael Parrish

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#9 posted 1446 days ago

Very Nice Stool. I love it.

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sharad

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#10 posted 1445 days ago

I like rustic furniture and you have made a very nice stool there

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1445 days ago

Thank you for the kind comments. We just had a stool sitting test here at the riverhouse.. and the neighborhood guys all decided it was the best darn beer drinking, fire sitting, lying fish tale telling stool they have ever encountered. LOL Wide enough for the behind, just the right height to balance the beer on the knee. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 1445 days ago

rivergirl, that’s a great stool. When you build furniture like that you don’t need to go to the gym so you’re saving money right off the bat and nothing like free wood. I see you’ve got your quality inspectors working there right along beside you. Does that stool meet with their approval? Keep up the good work!!! :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mtnwild

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#13 posted 1445 days ago

That’s a chunk put to use. Flat? I wouldn’t worry about perfect. That’s rustic and totally functional for it’s purpose. It looks good as is. Nice character.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 1445 days ago

Thanks mtnwild. After sitting in it I agree with you. It sits perfectly flat and level, I did sand a bit off the top high edge (not much)- but actually the higher end (again not much higher) is at the back of the stool so it makes sitting very comfortable. I put some tung oil on it today- will finish it up in a day or so and repost. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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MichaelA

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#15 posted 1445 days ago

Rivergirl your furniture as well as your house are beautiful. You are a very tallented gal.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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