|Project by Jason||posted 07-04-2008 09:29 AM||2340 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
Based on a project in an issue of Woodwork Magazine. The magazine version had half-blind dovetails, but I went with pinned box joints (that’s what I call ‘em anyway). That joint fits my skill level better. The stretcher is m&t into the sides. I made it out of Ash. It came out pretty well. It’s sturdy and stable. It doesn’t inspire such confidence that people will step right to the top on the first try. There’s always a little trepidation the first time. Maybe if I sloped the sides in towards the top, it would appear more stable.
I made another out of laminated pine I bought at HD. I wanted to see how that wood would work and how fast and easy a second stool would come together using the templates I made in the construction of the first stool. It was a lot more work than I hoped it would be. I painted it using milk paint and use it in the garage. The laminated pine is threatening to de-laminate. I’m disappointed with the laminated pine from HD. I’ve got a couple of tweaks I’d like to try (such as sloping in the sides), so I may make a couple more in the future.
I initially finished it with Watco Danish oil, but it suffered water spots in the first couple of days, so I gave it a couple coats of semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal.