Irish Walnut stool

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Project by thelynch posted 01-17-2012 11:49 PM 1373 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I recently got some Walnut (offcuts) from a huge cabinet making place. These had lovely ripple, and when I saw Nick Arnulls stool, it seemed the perfect project to make. I decided to make it with 3 legs instead of 4 because that way it will never rock, even if it distorts. I am extremely pleased with it. I also used it to try out my new Axminster Forstner bits which I just got. I originally made the seat part out of another piece of Walnut, but this turned out to have a huge crack running down the centre, so I saved that and made a Cheeseboard out of it. I had to keep the stretchers at the same height along the legs, so I had to use the same position for both stretchers.

The stool is rock solid; my dad, who is a very solid man ;-) sat on it and it didn’t wobble a bit.


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#1 posted 01-18-2012 12:59 AM

Nice looking stool! But where’s the cheeseboard?

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 01:00 AM

I think it’s a very solid build ,great looking stool.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 01:06 AM

Beautiful stool, the color is perfect.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 01:08 AM

great job on the stool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 05:38 AM

Great looking walnut, nice use of the material!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 05:58 AM

Great stool. I like the leg detail where the stretchers join the legs

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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