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RUSTIC LIVE EDGE CHERRY SLAB AND LOG STOOL

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Project by rivergirl posted 10-20-2010 11:05 PM 2713 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rustic, live edge, spalted cherry stool/ottman. The stool is approximately 18 inches long, 15 inches high 14 inches at widest point across the top. The finish is 3 coats tung oil and 3+ coats minwax poly. (Finish not yet complete). This one is for Helluvawreck of L/J. Disclaimer: like the builder, this stool contains imperfections. :)

-- 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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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 11:11 PM

As usual … very nice work. It’s gorgeous!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Dez

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 11:15 PM

Very nice, quite a lot of figure there.
You seem to be “out-projecting” all of us by quite a wide margin!
Keep it up!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 11:19 PM

They just keep getting nicer. This one is beautiful.
I am a little concerned (Those are my chairs in background, and the floor…...OH my GOD)
Obviously you have excellent taste !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 11:23 PM

Those are MY chairs in the background.. LOL and the 7 dogs have sanded my floors for me- I think they did that to make the refinish job easier for me in the spring. I had hoped to get to it this summer- but the dogs and the mud and the rain and the dogs prevented me doing it. BUT this spring I will conquer the refinishing of the WHOLE house hardwood floors. I swear it. As for the stool, this was just an exceptionally nice chunk of wood. At least I thought so. :)

-- 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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rando1

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 11:26 PM

just cant keep up with you and your projects! Looks good again.
Good job to the dogs:)

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 11:27 PM

RIVERGIRL THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL FINISH YOU DID. I LOVE IT. NICE WORK.

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 11:35 PM

Nice work, you are a river of woodworking,
I’m not sure I agree in the text, there might be some imperfections on the stool, but the builder – no way!
Best thoughts to you,
Mads

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

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Eric_S

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 11:36 PM

Thats a nice looking stool and a beautiful slab there. I’m sure helluvawreck will enjoy it. Those aren’t imperfections rivergirl. They are features :)

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 11:42 PM

Okay thanks you guys- the “features” are definately rustic…and imperfect… lots of imperfect LOL

-- 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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grizzman

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 11:52 PM

that is a beautiful slab of cherry…i love that you left the natrual edge…very nice looking finish…and i like the through tenons that come throught the top…great build and great wood…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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stefang

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#11 posted 10-21-2010 12:00 AM

Great looking ottoman Rivergirl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#12 posted 10-21-2010 12:05 AM

this stool is rustic. awesome. is that slab about 3” thick? great figure in that, and the finish is great also. hey, it looks great and you did an awesome job. nuttin’s perfect. :) I like that AMERICA box in the background.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 10-21-2010 12:10 AM

Thanks again. Slab is only about 1.5 had to plane it down on 2 sides so it got thinner of course. The America box is where I keep the newspaper for the fireplace. :) I didn’t build it- bought it at the local gift shop years ago when I still had a real job. I am ashamed to say the great irony is that it was probably made by some little kid in China. :(

-- 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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Roger

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#14 posted 10-21-2010 12:25 AM

you’re very welcome river…...... here’s an idea….........keep the AMERICA letters, and make that China made box the kindlin fer yer next fire… then you could make you one o them fantastic rustic boxes that I believe would be awesome! LOL jus kiddin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 10-21-2010 12:32 AM

I hear you Roger. Believe me- I hear you. I haven’t built any boxes- as in level, square, 4 sides, lap joints and lid. I better keep hold of this one for a while, I don’t think my rivergirl made rustic box would suffice at this juncture. :)

-- 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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