|Project by dat||posted 06-05-2013 02:32 AM||1509 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
I needed a stool for my kitchen because the top shelves of my cabinets are very high and I am very short (5’7”)... so I made this my next wood shop project before I tackle something bigger.
The maple frame is built with half lap joints and I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to do a through tenon joint because I have never cut a mortise before in my life. I took me a couple of hours to chisel them out by hand. They aren’t perfect looking but they are sollid. The top is walnut with two maple stripes.
Finish—I wiped on 4 layers of min-wax oil based polyurethane finish mixed with mineral spirits.