Shop Stool

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Project by RustySpur posted 667 days ago 5450 views 20 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 667 days ago

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

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#2 posted 667 days ago

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.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 667 days ago

Very practical stool

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 667 days ago

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.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#5 posted 667 days ago

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 667 days ago

Found the video. That’s awesome!

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#7 posted 667 days ago

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

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#8 posted 666 days ago

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 660 days ago

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

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#10 posted 210 days ago

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

Merry Christmas!

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#11 posted 45 days ago

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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