Baseball bat bar stool

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Project by sugarpine posted 1033 days ago 4990 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client asked if I could make a bar stool using cracked baseball bats that he would provide. Drilling the holes for the four rungs was a challenge. Bats are tapered and the holes had to be drilled at an angle, positioned 90 degrees to each other. A cradle to hold the bats at the proper angle on the drill press table did the trick.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 1033 days ago

Cool idea… I like it !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 1033 days ago

Very cool. I’m sure a bunch of these chairs would look good in a sports bar.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#3 posted 1033 days ago

Another good idea for wrecked sports equipment. I used to make picture frames from broken hockey sticks.
Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 1033 days ago

Way cool ! How about your favorite baseball team logo on the seat ???

-- Carl, Iowa

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#5 posted 1033 days ago

That’s the UTMOST in american seating piece of furniture! You did a home run there :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#6 posted 1033 days ago

That is really neat!! Reminds me of a Fine Woodworking article a few years ago on a guy who made bar stools with Axe handles for the legs,

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 1031 days ago

Very clever, and it looks great.
I can see where drilling the bats would be a challenge.
I like it.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#8 posted 203 days ago

This looks great. How did you go about attach the legs into the seat? Is it just a simple round mortise, tenon, and some wood glue?

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#9 posted 203 days ago

Dsaams – Just a round mortise and tenon and glue.

-- sugarpine

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#10 posted 131 days ago

Great stool. What type of cradle did you use to drill the supports?

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