Stool for my son

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Project by Lotidus posted 06-01-2011 06:25 AM 1491 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this stool for my son. He thinks its really a table but thats ok as long as he likes it. I made it out of pine construction lumber I got out of the scrap bin at Menards for $0.64 a piece. It seems alot of my projects are being made out of that lately. A whole pile of quality boards and I’m using scrap wood for everything lately. Thats ok though they are skill building projects. To continue with this one I used a red sedona stain followed by two coats of red oak stain and one coat of gloss poly. I then used my new found technique of buffing with 00 steel wool and rubbing out with extra virgin olive oil. It sounds crazy but it seems to work in place of paste wax or auto rubbing compound.

-- Lotidus

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 10:46 AM

Very nice stool. Good work!

-- Wilco Flier

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 01:51 PM

Nice stool. He’ll use it forever. I made them for my grandchildren and they use them every day in their rooms yet!

Thanks for the tip on the olive oil. I’ll try that….....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 02:49 PM

it looks to me he will use it for a desk for a bit. Great job. He should use it for a long time. And his dad mde it;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 05:53 PM

That stool is really special and it appears that he likes it as well. Good going, dad.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 09:19 PM

You did a great job hope the little one approves! He seems to be happy enough.anyway great job of the staining I could have sworn that was expensive hardwood when stained. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 09:51 PM

By now he is probably using it as a stool or maybe a ladder to get into things he is not supposed to get into. I know that’s how my Grandkids use them. :)

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