all Juniper Bar Stools from beginning to end

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Project by thatlabguy posted 06-17-2011 10:11 PM 1740 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first time I have made bar stools let alone 100% Juniper Wood. As many know, Juniper is a very “wild” wood to work with. It took a lot of my seasoned Juniper stock to get the 16 straight legs needed. We would cut the 2.5×2.5 inch pieces and the next day some would be warped. Even though this wood has been in my garage for over a year cut down to Fireplace Mantel size pieces and some still had enough moisture content to warp.
I finished each stool with 2 coats of Tung Oil followed by 2 coats of a Satin Polycrylic finish on the legs and 4 coats on the seats.
It took a lot more time than anticipated but, as you can see, the end result was worth it and the client is very pleased. Hope you enjoy them too,


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#1 posted 06-17-2011 10:16 PM

Oh, these stools are 30” tall!


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#2 posted 06-17-2011 10:49 PM

That color popped right out.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 10:56 PM

thanks, I used a combination of heart wood/sap wood to provide the variety. They came out really nice.


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#4 posted 06-18-2011 12:45 AM

Beautiful looking stools, what a wonderful job.

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#5 posted 06-18-2011 11:31 AM

Very nice! They look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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