|Project by cheller||posted 03-26-2007 06:42 PM||1870 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
These are two foot stools I just finished construction on (although I do need to do some clean up on the ends of the dadoes. I haven’t decided what to use as finish yet. The construction is fairly simple, and is based on a plan I found probably 14 years ago (I don’t remember where it came from). These are the fifth and sixth of these I’ve made.
The lumber is primarily hickory which I bought on a whim a whim about 13 years ago, but had never used until I started these. The shorter of the two has walnut edges. It was originally going to be completely hickory but I miss cut one of the parts and didn’t have a piece of hickory with a close enough match so I decided to make the miss cut a design feature. The taller is all hickory – the stripe in the top is simply a darker piece.
The shelf is dadoed into the legs, and pinned from the bottom with pocket screws. The top is screwed to the legs and the screw holes are plugged with home-made plugs. On the taller stool the plugs are purposely darker than the field – another design feature that’s the result of not having a piece of wood that was a close enough match.
-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com