|Project by Neil Davis||posted 07-12-2013 11:58 AM||2486 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
I built this stool for my workshop from a ShopNotes issue and once finished my wife said she wanted to borrow it for the kitchen. It is still there. I had an antique piano stool that had the acme threaded rod for raising and lowering the seat and so I took the antique stool apart for the item. Turns out the antique stool is worth way more then the cost of a new acme threaded rod from Lee Valley.
The stool is made from Red Oak per the plan and uses oxide coated square head bolts for the foot rest connections. Overall I am pleased with the stool and will be making another one for my “Shop”.
On the next iteration of the stool I am going to use threaded wood to replace the metal acme threaded rod and bent laminate for the legs instead of solid wood cut from a large piece of oak. Also, I am going to make a wooden bent laminate ring for the foot rest instead of the metal. My hope is that it will be completely made from wood.