|Project by CreekWoodworker||posted 01-07-2012 05:29 PM||1691 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this stool for my daughter-in-law, she was having a difficult time getting into her bed while pregnant. I started making four of these, but it has been difficult to get much shop time lately so I backed off and finished this one. I have the pattern cut out for the others stools and will complete them as I get time. BTW, I decided I had to complete the first one before my grandson turns one.
I started this project from a Finewoodworking plan, but I change it up a little by experimenting with inlays, using a curve shape for the top, added a whale tail pattern to the stretcher, and added single point beads to the legs. I had a lot of fun with hand tool on this project, but I did find the wedge tenon and mortise to be challenging. It was difficult for me to get a tight joint without chip out. The stool is made out of cherry and the rectangular shaped inlays are purple heart and the strip inlay was purchased from Woodcraft.
-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction