Armless bar stools

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 01-09-2011 07:39 AM 2720 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a pair of custom wooden Maloof style bar stools we have recently adapted from our Contemporary Bar Stool we build. We basically removed the arms, but it’s all in the details which needed to be adjusted for style and strength. We have cut the top of the front legs off and sanded them smooth to the seat, the front Maloof joint was built using a notch that is 1.25’’ deep to allow the leg to be flush with the side of the seat which is incredibly strong and now became even more part of the style of this custom wooden stool design.

We adjusted the curve on the back rest both top, bottom and side to side.

As usual you can visit my custom wooden rocking chair and table website for more detail pictures

Thanks for having a look

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 07:43 AM

Paul those are really nice

Great finish

How high is the seat?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 08:11 AM

Just awesome!

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 01-09-2011 12:38 PM

We offer three standard stool seat heights: 25” stools for counters about 36” high 27” stools for 38” counters/bars; and 31” stools for a 42” bar height.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#4 posted 01-09-2011 01:30 PM

Another nice one Paul. I like how the front leg joint turned out, been actually thinking about a Maloof joint being cut flush like this would look/work.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 01-09-2011 02:44 PM


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

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#6 posted 01-09-2011 02:46 PM

These are wonderful bar stools and I think that you will do well with them.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 04:10 PM

I am really digging this new style you have here Paul (well design). The craftsmanship is yet again in a league of its own… Good stuff Paul, and thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 04:40 PM

Nice job Paul. Looks like you adapted the pattern with no problems.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 04:51 PM

hi love the design of those bar stools the look fantastic great workmanship .
i really would love to make something half as good as that .


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#10 posted 01-09-2011 05:38 PM

Just amazing the work that goes into these, and the beauty of final product.. no other words.. amazing..


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#11 posted 01-09-2011 05:53 PM


Great job on the adaptation… seems to both look wonderful, and undoubtedly function beautifully.

Nice! Ill be curious to see what other renditions come out of your shop this year.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Canadian Woodworks

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 06:45 PM

Thanks as always guys, love sharing our pieces…... My next brain storm for this design has the word swivel in it, back to the drawing board, well back to the drawing piece of mdf. (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 01:13 AM

Excellent Joinery & Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 04:21 AM

Very impressive. Excellent craftsmanship.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#15 posted 01-13-2011 06:40 PM

Nice!!!! very clean work!

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