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Project by allwood posted 08-03-2012 02:39 AM 2357 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i built this height adjustable stool from the plans in a wood magazine a few years ago when my children were shorter and insisted on working at the bench with dad. i built 2, 1 for each child, and it led to many scrap wood builds. they were made from some beech i saved from a pallet and mahogany on one and the other was purple heart and maple.

the 3rd and 4th picture is a custom piano stool i made for a friend who wasn’t fond of a bench for his baby grand, so we designed the stool to have some similar traits of the piano. he loved it and takes it with him to recitals. it is made of maple with several layers of brown and red toned stains with a few layers of commercial spray lacquer.





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#1 posted 08-03-2012 03:37 AM

Good looking (and functional) stool !

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 12:00 PM

I like. What magazine and what issue?

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 12:52 PM

the plans are in the better homes and gardens WOOD magazine, issue 54 on page 70.

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 01:21 PM

nice stools. A shop stool like that would be very handy.

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#5 posted 08-04-2012 03:51 PM

Classy piano bench!

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 03:58 PM

Two nice projects

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#7 posted 08-05-2012 11:17 AM

sturdy and clean design. It can have other uses in the shop…
Nicely done.

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