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Project by tlove posted 06-10-2008 03:18 AM 1452 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project post to LumberJocks. It is a stool I built for my Daughter from scrap pieces of walnut, cherry, and maple. The finish is one coat of BLO followed by three wipe-on coats of gel topcoat.

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#1 posted 06-10-2008 03:27 AM

cool, i like all the different woods, it really makes the piece stand out! thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 06-10-2008 04:05 AM

Well, as my buddy BrianM says, “there’s no such thing as scrap wood”. Nice design. Good use of those left overs.

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#3 posted 06-10-2008 04:14 AM

this is an awesome stool and your choice of woods is perfect

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 06-10-2008 04:34 AM

The truly great thing about making family pieces like this is that while you’re building furniture, you are also building memories that will last a lifetime and then some. As always, bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#5 posted 06-10-2008 04:41 AM

love that combo of woods…the finish looks really smooth…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 06-10-2008 05:31 AM

Very Nice, I love the contrast of the differant woods and the design of the stool

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 06-10-2008 06:39 AM

Very impressive & attractive design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-10-2008 03:20 PM

Very pretty! I really like the design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-10-2008 03:50 PM

I really like that stool. Very nice.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#10 posted 06-10-2008 05:27 PM

Cool. What’s the joinery method from the legs to the top?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 06-10-2008 08:07 PM

My wife is 4 ft nothing so I’m kinda a stool expert, I’d hafta say thats one of the best lookin best smellin stools around. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 06-10-2008 09:57 PM

Always great to see that scrap wood used. Vey nice.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 06-11-2008 02:28 AM

RobS – The legs are attached via a butt joint using pocket holes. I was not about to attempt a sliding dovetail joint on an angle!

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