Sculpted cherry Bar Stools

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 06-20-2012 09:00 PM 4051 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A beautiful yet comfortable bar stool designed and built to last generations. With its hand sculpted seat and great lumbar support you’ll never want to get up.

Shown in Canadian Cherry approximately 21”W x 20”D x 33”H

This is Scott Morrisons design I purchased the templates and video for the contemporary bar stool. I then modified his design by removing the arms adjusting the curve on the back rest, but the most significant design change was to sink the Maloof joint of the front leg completely into the seat, made a much more clean flowing feel and look. As well it saves a bit of width room at your counter or bar.

The wood is local Canadian black cherry that was milled and kiln dried locally, I’ve had it for about 2 years and I’m extremely happy with the lumber. What character!

You can see the build process of these stools on my blog

Thanks as always for having a look, keep your blade in the wood.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

17 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-20-2012 09:30 PM

these are very classy, the lines flow very well into the joinery and the contrasting end grain with the long grain really adds to celebrating the whole work, the wood is beautiful, and you have done it justice, without a doubt…

p.s i see there were 94 views of this project before i posted a comment, i don’t get that, these are first class projects , well worthy of praise and comment, come on guys, lets support these grand pieces of work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 09:35 PM

Excellent design and execution.
Love the front leg joint shown in pic 4.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 09:37 PM

beautiful bar stools. You’ve done great job sculpting and shaping the seat.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 10:03 PM

Love sculpted furniture – - you do fine work. seems like a comfortable seat to sit and chat at the breakfast bar. The shaping of the footrest adds a touch of flair to the piece.

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 06-20-2012 10:06 PM

Thanks, these were the first cherry stools I’ve done, I’m really happy with how this type of furniture shows off the grain.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#6 posted 06-20-2012 10:33 PM

Excellent work, great craftsmanship. I wish I was this good.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 06-20-2012 11:44 PM

Great looking. Appear to be very comfortable and sure to be rugged.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 11:05 AM

Amazing work, Some of the best stools I have seen on here Great job and nice blog as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 12:56 PM

Wow. Great work. You changed my design and made it even more spectacular. Outstanding!

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#10 posted 06-21-2012 01:11 PM

Great way to show off that cherry! They look to be rock solid.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 01:47 PM

These are very nicely done and the wood is beautiful.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 02:18 PM

Very nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 02:55 PM

Great looking stools. I’ve got the plans and template for the low dining chair. I’m going to build a set of 6 and a live edge slab table to go with them. After looking at your stools, I may extend the legs a little and make a shop stool for my shop. The only people who can afford a shop stool like that are either rich or woodworkers. In some ways, I’m a poor woodworker, in other ways I’m very rich!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 07:49 PM

sweet looking chairs

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 06-22-2012 09:02 AM

Wow, great looking stools!

-- shavins

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