Baseball bat bar stool

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Project by sugarpine posted 09-26-2011 06:03 PM 7491 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 09-26-2011 06:22 PM

Cool idea… I like it !!!!

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 06:24 PM

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

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 07:56 PM

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 09-26-2011 08:04 PM

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

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 11:01 PM

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

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#6 posted 09-27-2011 04:28 AM

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 09-28-2011 03:31 PM

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

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 09:44 PM

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 01-04-2014 04:22 AM

Dsaams – Just a round mortise and tenon and glue.

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#10 posted 03-17-2014 02:45 AM

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

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