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Project by Roger posted 08-27-2011 04:57 PM 2095 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I’ve been on “shop-layoff” for too long.. :) This is a project that I actually started back in March.. yep, I’m s-l-o-w… Just had lotsa goins on it seems, and, well, it’s 99.9% done. I need 1 more coat of Minwax Satin Poly. It is 99% Maple, mortise/tenon, & box joinery, and I really like the way that curly/ribboning, or whatever you wanna call it comes out. I am going to make up a smaller/thinner cushion for the top. I think it might be just a bit too thick. What do ya’ll think?? I’ll appreciate all and any input, plus or minus. I’m game to good/bad/and ugly critics… lol thnx for lookin.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 08-27-2011 05:32 PM

I assume the foot stool goes with something else, so the thickness of the cushion should reflect where it is going. It should also relate to comfort, I would think. Don’t think there is a right or wrong for the cushion thickness.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 08-27-2011 05:38 PM

WoW! Based on how long it takes me to complete a project you are fast. :) I have some file cabinets in the shop in a state of incomplete for almost a year. I agree with Jim on the thickness of the cushion. What ever works so it is the most comfortable. I like the drawer idea.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 05:56 PM

Very nice Roger!

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 06:08 PM

Very nice projct, wish I had one just like it! The thick cushion is good for feet or sitting, and the drawer would make stool much more useful to me.

the photo presentation is also excellent depiction of construction. Thanks!

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 06:16 PM

I agree with smitty ! nice work my friend

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 06:30 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 08:52 PM

Nice work Roger! Very nice!
I like the thick cushion… big butt would hurt on a thin one! :)
Great Job! Keeep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 08:56 PM

Nice work. At least you are back!! That clamp picture is impressive ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 08-27-2011 09:02 PM

Good work. I like the draw idea, the cushion,what ever you like.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#10 posted 08-27-2011 09:50 PM

Love the small draw under the shelf….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 08-27-2011 10:44 PM

Very nice project Roger! Sometimes good things take time to complete don’t they? Well done, I like the wood you chose. Keep em coming.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#12 posted 08-27-2011 11:32 PM

Thats a nice stool Roger, I also likw the drawer / shelf that’s a thinking man’s project.Welldone :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 08-28-2011 02:12 AM

Hey Roger, that is really a sturdy design. Nice job on it. I like the idea of a drawer in a footstool, too.
Looks real comfy for your legs. Thanks for sharing!!

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

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#14 posted 08-28-2011 04:24 AM

Roger I think this is a very nice clean looking project. If you cant find room for it I live at xxxx west lake road Stanwood.

-- Grandpaj

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#15 posted 08-28-2011 04:34 AM

Looks great Roger. The cushion is whatever you like.

-- Dale, Ohio

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