Shop Stool

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Project by RustySpur posted 09-24-2012 09:26 AM 23047 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With inspiration from Sailor’s recent project (, I built my own shop stool. Luckily, I’m also working on a new bathroom vanity, so I just added a half sheet of birch 3/4 to my shopping list. Despite the need for more practice cutting circles with a jig saw, I’m happy to finally have a place to sit in my garage shop. From drawing to finish took me about half a day. Not bad for a weekend project. I’m still debating on a quick BLO finish or leaving it as is.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 11:17 AM

Very nice, Russ. I like the adjustable height feature.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 11:50 AM

I like it. The only reason I would recommend putting a finish on it, being a shop chair it could get dirt ground into it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 12:42 PM

Very practical stool

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 04:11 PM

That is a great stool; in my shop I would have to add padding for my boney butt.
Finish? Well my stool is multicolored from stains and finishes and other such paint and grime. (been used as a sawhorse many times). Just gives it caricature.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 04:58 PM

Rusty no finish, and i like the material support, i need a stool to use, i am using a 2 foot step ladder now,

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 05:31 PM

Found the video. That’s awesome!

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 05:55 PM

That’ a nice stool. I too have been using a 2 foot step ladder for a stool.

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#8 posted 09-25-2012 02:51 AM

Great job Rusty!

I plan to apply a coat of two of poly to mine to keep it clean and toughen it up a bit.

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#9 posted 10-01-2012 02:51 AM

I also built one of these stools. I love it!!!

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#10 posted 12-25-2013 03:11 PM

nice stool. do you have plans you can send or a link to plans?

Merry Christmas!

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 05:56 AM

That is a perfect stool for my small shop by any chance does anyone know where I can get the plans for it.Thank you

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