LumberJocks

Folding Stools

  • Advertise with us
Project by Eric in Central Florida. posted 11-15-2013 05:23 PM 1861 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Folding Stools
Folding Stools No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Being the cheapskate, uh, I mean frugal guy I am, I had some left over off-cuts from my last large project that I made in to some folding shop stools for a few friends in the neighborhood.
Nothing fancy, but they are very handy and fold up neatly.
Some left over stain and milk paint in different colors completed the project.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Retirement suits me fine !





21 comments so far

View richgreer's profile

richgreer

4541 posts in 1923 days


#1 posted 11-15-2013 05:32 PM

Nice job!

Did you buy special bearings or rig something up for where the legs hinge?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

View LesB's profile

LesB

1118 posts in 2291 days


#2 posted 11-15-2013 05:41 PM

Good use of the cutoffs.
That is a great design that functions from small stools to bigger card table size.
They are surprisingly strong. TV size tables I have made will support 200 lbs with no problem.

-- Les B, Oregon

View Eric in Central Florida.'s profile

Eric in Central Florida.

3696 posts in 2424 days


#3 posted 11-15-2013 05:46 PM

Rich, I actually made the dowels using a method demonstrated by Mathias Wadle of woodgears using a half round router bit.
So, even the dowels for the joints are scrap wood.

Les, I’ve used this technique for the same thing.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4166 posts in 1705 days


#4 posted 11-15-2013 05:49 PM

Eric they look great fun
to use to look and to make

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

8133 posts in 1768 days


#5 posted 11-15-2013 06:31 PM

These are awesome! I love them and I love the colors as well! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

12598 posts in 1954 days


#6 posted 11-15-2013 07:01 PM

Great looking stools, Eric!! That milk paint really give them a rich look! Nice choice of colors!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

1989 posts in 1151 days


#7 posted 11-15-2013 07:48 PM

Nice use of leftovers Eric. I really like the design and portability of your stools.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Stephenw's profile

Stephenw

273 posts in 1234 days


#8 posted 11-15-2013 08:26 PM

Great work, as always. Those are nice looking stools.

-- http://www.garagebulletin.com/

View lew's profile

lew

10311 posts in 2603 days


#9 posted 11-15-2013 08:56 PM

Nice little stools, Eric!

Bet your friends really like them.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3389 posts in 1022 days


#10 posted 11-15-2013 09:40 PM

Great looking stools! Must be fun making all of it. Such a nice project.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

3055 posts in 2201 days


#11 posted 11-15-2013 10:06 PM

A great way to use up some scrap wood. They look really nice Eric! Like the colors as well!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View MarkTheFiddler's profile

MarkTheFiddler

1938 posts in 1036 days


#12 posted 11-15-2013 10:37 PM

Eric – You’re Killing me. I want to make some of these bad boys. They are without a doubt, a necessity at our musician campout shindigs. Would you mind adding a few closeup shots? You’re the man!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

3689 posts in 1515 days


#13 posted 11-16-2013 12:40 AM

Great job and I bet you will have more and more friends asking for those custom made stools .
What is the red item in front ?

-- Kiefer 松

View Rick's profile (online now)

Rick

8117 posts in 1881 days


#14 posted 11-16-2013 12:51 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

View chopnhack's profile

chopnhack

371 posts in 1242 days


#15 posted 11-16-2013 03:17 AM

Nicely done Eric! A good assortment of colors too :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com