|Project by nobuckle||posted 01-16-2011 04:22 AM||4798 views||24 times favorited||7 comments|
A while back I was browsing through the projects section of LJs and came across this stool. What caught my eye was the center section that raises to give you support if you are working with long pieces. The LJ that posted this project was kind enough to include a link to the project plans. Allow me to pass it along;
I made this one out of red oak plywood which was more difficult than I thought. The verneer on the plywood would splinter at the drop of a hat. This caused some unsightly tear out. Fortunatley the tear is in a place where it can be covered by a “design feature”. The knobs you see are from another project that has since been recycled. Also, I didn’t use the 3/4” steel bar stock that the plans called for, instead I used some 5/8” material that I had on hand. Project cost was around $22. That’s for the 4’x4’ piece of plywood. Everything else I had on hand. I was really surprised at how sturdy this stool is. I think that I’ll make a couple more to be used in the house (without the adjustable center). Thanks for looking
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