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Small Rustic Stool

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Project by thecarpentershands posted 750 days ago 886 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This honestly may be my favorite piece ever. My aunt wanted me to make something for my one year old nephew, she wanted a small chair or something of that nature. So I took some maple from the backyard and cut a slab and planed it (seat) and took a bunch of branches for the legs and styles. This was sort of a challenge but I found that it was easy as it went along. The whole thing has a few coats of satin polyurethane. I hand cut the tenons using a mortise gauge, back saw and a chisel. I used a 1” wood spade to drill out the mortises. The mortise and tenon joints on the top are glued in and wedged, and the joints on the bottom are also strengthened by a red oak dowel. I told my aunt when I gave it to her that this thing has a lifetime warranty. I don’t think she’ll be returning it due to breaking!

-- Brian M. Sharpe - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCarpentersHands





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 749 days ago

Neat stool and so sturdy.I’ll bet that would hold 1000 pounds! I love that spalted top!!
Save the rest of that maple for other projects. It has some great patterns in it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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moment

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#2 posted 745 days ago

Now that’s a stool . Very substantial and a great finish too…...very nice !

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BentheViking

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#3 posted 744 days ago

thats an awesome little stool

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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