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Project by Woodshopfreak posted 03-07-2008 05:29 AM 2424 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the stool I made. This is before the stain. I kind of ruined the stain as I stated in my blog. Here is what the actual stool looks like though. I don’t have pictures of the stained peice so here is the unstained peice. I am going to be making a new one that doesn’t have stain because the stain was too old and it didn’t work to well. It was also a muddy looking stain that I should have never put on it to begin with. Here it is though. I have a video on how to make it if anyones interested. If you want a measurments I would be glad to give them to you. Thanks.


-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 05:33 AM

Great job!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 06:34 AM

Tyler that is a stool worthy of your rump. Looks sturdy and well constructed.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 12:28 PM

well done!!
I was thinking, yesterday, that I should have a couple of stools in my kitchen.. and then i thought “I could copy Tyler’s stool!”
Maybe some day

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 12:33 PM

Very nice job, Tyler. Chalk the staining off as a lesson learned. I have often said that we learn more from our mistakes than we do our successes. Besides it gives you an opportunity to spend more time in the shop making a second one. Always look for the opportunity in an adverse situation.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 01:19 PM

I always (well, almost always) leave my errors in the shop as reminders of what I did wrong.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 03-07-2008 01:45 PM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 03-07-2008 02:56 PM

Great job Tyler

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 03-07-2008 03:14 PM

I would say you did a very good job, Tyler. Getting the compound angle of the legs right is no easy task. If the stain looks bad, just use it in the shop and remember on the next one. Good Luck.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 07:04 PM

Dandy stool, Tyler. I wouldn’t really want to tackle that myself.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 08:55 PM

Good project, Tyler! The angles fo the legs look stylish and sturdy. Enjoy doing what you do even though the final outcome may not be what you thought it would be.

-- Pat, Hoover,AL Fresh cut wood smells almost as good as fresh baked bread!

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 08:59 PM

Fine looking stool, Tyler

-- Andy Stark

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#12 posted 03-09-2008 06:43 AM

looks like you did a great job. bummer you are not happy with the finish. Could be a good opportunity to strip it and try again though. but I’d probably just make another one like you!

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#13 posted 03-13-2008 05:34 PM

Great looking stool Tyler, looks pretty sturdy as well.
I wish I had started wood working when I was your age. Keep up the good work.
Whats next on the design /Project horizon?

-- surfdude

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#14 posted 03-13-2008 09:30 PM

You really made a nice stool there, young man. Too bad about the stain not working, but you sure can take pride in the woodwork.

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#15 posted 03-23-2008 11:36 PM

Good job on the nice looking stool. I think it is hard to stain pine evenly.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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