Baseball bat bar stool

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Project by sugarpine posted 09-26-2011 06:03 PM 10405 views 13 times favorited 11 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,

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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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#11 posted 02-24-2017 02:42 PM

Great job! I’m looking to build a baseball bat stool for my son’s high school baseball coach who will be leaving at the end of the season. The team wants to give it to him to show their appreciation. Can you send me a picture and dimensions for the cradle you used for drilling the rungs? Thanks.

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