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Project by mattalexander posted 07-11-2011 11:48 PM 3035 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a couple of these stool so far. Five I think. They are constructed out of old pine barn beams. After I square the beams on our bandsaw mill, I make several angled cuts on the table saw and bandsaw. Holes are then drilled for 1” bodock dowels. After a little hammering, grunting and swearing assembly is complete. No glue! I top it off with a propane torch (for the burnt/black surface) then a couple coats of poly.

-- Matt, TN, www.hollerdesign.us





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spunwood

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 12:15 AM

Okay man, that is really nifty. Great design, and nice look.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 02:27 AM

Love the way they interlock – great job…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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mattalexander

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 04:18 PM

Thanks. I am glad that ya’ll like it.

-- Matt, TN, www.hollerdesign.us

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 04:07 AM

I totally like these! Saw them of Fab.com this morning!

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 04:33 AM

@ Austin….Thanks! I am glad that you like them. It looks like you have some pretty nice projects under your belt as well. Nice work!

-- Matt, TN, www.hollerdesign.us

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 05:56 PM

Thanks Matt!

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 04:27 PM

Not sure how I missed these the first time around? Glad I found them today though as it gives me another possible use for some old beams Todd and I salvaged from a building here in Denver. The beams are currently sitting in the garage, waiting for their repurposing. They’re about 120-years old as I’ve found out (quite old, for Denver standards), so we figure, why rush into using them? We’re trying to gather ideas on how best to incorporate them into a project.

I would think the torched outside would hold up fairly well over time since you top-coated with polyurethane?

-- 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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mattalexander

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#8 posted 07-28-2011 11:54 PM

@Jonathan….Yeah, your beams look like they would work great for a project like this. So far the torched surface is holding up well. Post some pics if your decide to make something with the beams. I’d like to see them.

-- Matt, TN, www.hollerdesign.us

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 05:51 AM

Matt,

Thanks for the reply. I have lots of ideas floating around in my head regarding the beams right now. But, then again, I’m always thinking of ways to best honor the wood that is placed before me. And the beams we’ve got need extra-special attention, at least, in my mind. I’ll certainly let you know when something materializes.

-- 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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