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Project by George Coles posted 531 days ago 989 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have just finished making this stool. Was not sure which was best, with a padded leather seat or with a wooden seat. So I made both. This is made so that the more pressure you put on the seat, the harder the joints are forced together. I wont go into all the structural details but it is a very strong design that should last for years. It is made from recycled Ipil, a hardwood from the Philippines.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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RockCrab

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#1 posted 531 days ago

I thought I would like the padded seat best before I looked at the wood seat. Wow! Really graceful lines and I appreciate the mechanical integrity. Nice work!

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DrDirt

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#2 posted 531 days ago

Really Cool –
A very similar wood seat version was just in Fine Woodworking Readers gallery this month.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 531 days ago

NICE BUILD! You do good work. Must be that there is inspiration in the wod? And I’m envious of the woods that are available to you guys. LOL!

I’m enjoying your creative quest.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 531 days ago

Beautiful wood. I like the design.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#5 posted 531 days ago

At first I thought padded seat so much more comfy. Then I looked at the wooden seat….. Wow it shows off the project so much more. I vote for the wooden seat but then again I am a lumberjock…LOL

Both are fantastic and great design….. Congrats…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 531 days ago

cool design,well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 531 days ago

beautiful stools. I really like the curved leg design. Are they bent laminations of stream bent? Both versions look great, but I prefer the wood seat. It looks more elegant.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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George Coles

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#8 posted 531 days ago

Hi Woodbridge. I used both lamination’s and steam bending on this project. Front legs steam and back lamination.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 530 days ago

Beautiful work, George.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Wow! both look great, can now imagine what beautiful Ipil wood really is. My dad used to have a lot of them in a farm in Phils. and get the leaves as cow feeds then the trunk for firewood. I might try some for chairs and hope will look as gorgeous as yours. Great work!

—www.sawblade.com

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 528 days ago

George,

How long did this wood dry?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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George Coles

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#12 posted 528 days ago

This is recycled timber, My guesstimate is that it had been cut more than 100 years ago. When I tested with moisture meter, the post it came out of was 16% and the normal moisture content here is around 18 – 20 % on my meter.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 528 days ago

LOL! It dried a long time ago…..

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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