|Project by skone||posted 02-06-2012 12:19 AM||2395 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Well, it’s Niall Barrett’s book anyway. I made this after seeing stools made by
This particular stool is from the book “Classic Kitchen Projects”, published by Taunton.
I used Poplar and Douglas Fir — budget/scrap. I turned the dowel as the plans called for but didn’t see the need for the chunky end caps as it’s a captive piece anyway. Plus, my wife saw the thing right around the time of assembly and said it wasn’t what she had wanted for the kids/kitchen. (....sigh….) Alrighty, then. So…
Suddenly this became shop furniture.
Which meant, “well, i’m certainly not spending the time to do those little end caps. Let’s throw some milk paint on here and be done with it.”
So I’m done with it. A little anticlimactic but a good learning experience was had. Getting the angled cuts and dados right was good practice for me. Not all of my tools are terribly nice so setting up over and over for accuracy can be a challenge. A good old fashioned protractor—a new addition to my kit—was a great help.
Had I used a nice wood stock I might be more excited about the final piece. I think the contrast and grain on Gary’s and Todd’s really does a lot for the piece. Otherwise it’s kind of just a mini ladder.
A serviceable little stool none the less. I’ll surely make use of it.
Thanks for looking!
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)