This stool was a first for me in the box joint department. I got the design and idea from the link below, another lumberjock, and used some leftover stock from making cutting boards. The top is sidegrain Hard Maple from 8/4 stock, and I cut strips to be 1” thick. The top measures 8”x13”. I used 4/4 stock Walnut for the legs which are 7” tall. I did use powertools and rushed the process so my stool is not nearly as impressive as the project below.
I am posting this mostly to get some tips on using dado blades as I had a lot of chip-out which is on the underside of the stool (cleverly hidden…) out of view. I also wanted some tips on using box joints; as you can see from the pictures, each joint is a little different leaving unsightly gaps in places. I did check for warping before I cut the joints to match and everything was square. It could be my lame home made jig.