Cherry and Ash Shaker Bar Stools

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Project by DustyMark posted 09-26-2012 03:48 AM 3667 views 9 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed June 2012. These cherry and ash bar stools are a Thos. Moser design. His include a second foot rest on the front. I didn’t want to bump my calves into a second cross brace, so I picked an intermediate height and went with one. After having used them, I should have raised the foot rest by about an inch. I made guides for drilling the angled holes in the seat and the back rest so that future stools will require less “ciphering!” This style of stool is definitely a three-dimensional challenge. There’s not a 90 degree angle in the entire project. Notice the wedges pounded into the leg tenons. The back rest is 12/4 stock left from my ball and claw foot project of six year ago. The seats are gradually turning the same color as the darker back rest. These are comfortable and provide a place to stay engaged with the cook, but out of the way…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 07:38 AM

They are very beautifull considering that chair is generaly most difficult woodworking project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 01:08 AM

Man, those are just beautiful! I KNOW those required a LOT of skill but you nailed em. Love the wedged through tenons. The biggest challenge I would imagine is building 2 that are a perfect match like yours.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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