|Project by vakman||posted 09-27-2012 07:04 PM||1369 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
At the request of my sister, I went about building a small milking stool for her. We grew up in China, where a low stool is a traditional and, though we’re quite tall, makes for a comfortable seat.
So, this piece measures 12” x 10.5” at the feet. The corresponding seat sides measure 9.5” x 12”, and the height is 14”.
The seat is built up from three 2×4’s doweled together; the legs of 2×2, reclaimed, and the (~ 1×2) rails are select pine cut-offs.
The legs are morticed for the rails. The seat attaches to the legs using four 1/4” oak pegs and eight toe-nailed 1.5” finish nails, just to be sure.
The celeste green painted stripes indicate where there was a knot in the legs and rails. I like using color with some logic behind it, it keeps things more in the realm of design and less in that of art.
The (roughly tooled) top is finished with tung oil and beeswax.
What would people suggest for a transparent finish over the paint?
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