|Project by mattstott||posted 01-07-2013 07:15 AM||1930 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first piece of furniture ever, so I decided to start simple with a stool. After our recent move, my wife and I realized that many of the cabinets/shelves in the new place are too high for her to reach, so a stool was made (using my new bench-shaped table!). I wanted it to be sturdy enough to kick around the kitchen floor and tip-proof (don’t need my wife falling with armfuls of plates).
Made of 2” walnut, with a maple stretcher and ebony pins. The wedges on the through tenons are also maple. Finished with watco danish oil. All hand tools used, still trying to figure out how to sneak power tools into a small apartment shop without driving my neighbors to homocide.
I learned a LOT making this- mostly what not to do, and why certain things are the way they are. I hate the “oooh, that makes sense” moments- especially when they only come to me after a project or step has been completed.
I will do lots of things different next time, and hopefully pull it off a bit better- I am not too happy with the form/shape, and the joinery leaves a LOT to be desired- all for the next project.