Foot Stools

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Project by Guy posted 05-29-2018 03:13 AM 742 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of Footstools (step stools) that my boys and I built. I had an old stool that I had made in like the 8th grade which was many more years ago than I like to admit but I figured that if it had held up all this time it was a pretty good design. So we took it apart for a template and made a few more. We have made 6 so far. Two of them not pictured are made out of Maple. They turned out great. These are made from rough cut 1×12 Pine. Picked up some from a local saw mill last year and the wood has just been sitting in the shop waiting for the right project. The stools are 18” long x 11” wide and 8” tall.

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 04:05 AM

The grain really makes it. It’s great that you’re getting your kids involved.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 11:46 AM

I agree the grain really looks cool on these stools. What did you finish them with? And fun you got your kids involved :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 01:34 PM

Nice stools – looks like Beetle Kill Pine, that may be why the grain is so irratic and colorful

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 04:48 PM

These look very nice. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 11:02 PM

I agree the grain really looks cool on these stools. What did you finish them with? And fun you got your kids involved :)

- KimAccurso

I used two coats of danish natural oil and let that dry for about 4 days and then finished it with three coats of polyurethane.

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