|Project by Reddial||posted 03-09-2012 05:46 PM||3306 views||19 times favorited||12 comments|
I modeled this art stool/ladder from a much smaller version i found on the web. My wife is a painter and her studio is also a library. So this seemed like the perfect solution, except that she is reluctant to use the ladder option because she doesn’t want to scratch the finish. Oh well, it sounded like a good idea at the time.
First I built a full scale prototype from pine.
Then cut templates from 1/4” MDF for the primary components that require a high degree of accurracy for the angles to assure proper fit and alignment for converting between stool and ladder.
The curved back was tenoned before the curve was cut by band saw.
Some re-engineering was necessary to stabilize the stool and ladder after final assembly. I added some brass hardware. The latch is a shutter latch and the longer brass arm/latch was shop made.
I added an inlay of walnut the full length of the back/leg component. Finshed with 4 coats of brush-on poly, hand rubbed between coats.
-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.