|Project by lobro4||posted 09-08-2011 10:23 PM||3174 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
My wife wanted some tall barstools in our kitchen. After looking at some old store bought beauties I realized a few things. Since I can’t turn my own legs, buying small legs with tenons on the end would be difficult. Even if I could, the compound angle of the mortise in the seat bottom would be beyond me. Lastly, I would have no idea how to put rails into the round part of the legs. Geez, maybe I’m not such a good woodworker after all! Well the design challenge was on. Using the experience of when I made my kitchen table, I knew I could make a straight legged stool and here is the result. Maybe not my most glamourous or technically difficult build but my best critic said “I don’t think there’s anything I can criticize here.”
Seat and rail components are all quarter sawn red oak. The seat and leg brace required some panel glue up. Seat is 16” in diameter. Total height is 30”. The round seat and round leg brace were cut out using a Rockler circle jig and plunge router. Pretty awesome tool. The legs were ordered from Osborne Wood Products. Sanded to 150 grit on all parts. Stain is Minwax Early American. Top coat with spray on post catalyzed lacquer.
Thanks for looking.
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