|Project by gepatino||posted 08-21-2012 02:49 PM||1705 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This is the first time I make furniture, and in batches!
For the kids day (a celebration here in Argentina when you give toys and presents to the kids), I made this stools for my seven nieces/nephews base on these plans: http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-projects/practical-stool-plan.html
The wood is called paraíso in spanish, in english I found it could be named chinaberry, bad-tree or white cedar (Melia azedarach).
I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make these stools as a production line. Having a method is extremelly usefull when doing batch stuff.
The finish was made by hand sanding, one coat of shellac, sanding with 320, and two coats of some kind of varnish called lasur (it seems to be a german word). The difference with the standard varnish is that it doesn’t create a layer, instead it penetrates the wood and it’s very easy to apply.
The names were burn into the wood with a small soldering iron.
I forgot to add some videos from The Wood Whisperer that were very handy for me, specially the finishing tips in part 3 and how to fix the wiggle when the legs are not even (in part 2)