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Project by TCCcabinetmaker posted 234 days ago 614 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little less than a year ago I was comissioned to build an island that would have panels made of purple heart, cherry, walnut, poplar and maple, with a maple top and maple legs. They decided at that time that they needed stools for the island, and while I suggested that I could make matchint stools for them, they opted to try to find some that would work with them. A few months later, they called me back and asked if I could make some stools for the island, well after researching stools on the web, for a long time, I could not come up with a picture of a stool with the design I was thinking. I had to take multiple pictures to show her, of which each had one aspect of the design, but none had all of it.

I had to ask someone about the feasibilty of arched cross members, because I’d just not seen them like this in a stool, despite seeing it in my head. Well I made a poplar proto-type, which is not pictured, and from there It was decided that the tops needed to have a slight curve to them, and the upper cross members needed to be arched just as the lower cross members were.

I have a good relationship with my lumber wholesaler, and he knows I love burls, flames, quilts, croch, you know figured woods, well every once in a while he’ll slip a beautiful piece in… so the tops I made with the above mentioned woods, the maple being the really figured wood which I had stashed away while doing a paint grade panel and frame wall, and the rest from the some order as the island, minus the legs which needed to start out at a thicker stock. I’m not getting to specific on these design details, sorry, but these are 3 of a kind.

The customers ordered three but I made enough parts for three incase I had a misscut. Now they may be purchasing number 3 of the series as well. I may upload the proto-type as well, as it’s a different design almost entirely lol.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 234 days ago

looks cool ,glad your back, you always have great input.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#2 posted 234 days ago

Not really ever too far, Have just been slammed, 2 cabinet jobs in the shop, along with a steel and heartpine bookcase, and those big widow makers of mahogany in the back ground are for a mahogany and glass cabinet in the future, probably a mantle and some shelves as well, not sure. Those are jobs are for the guy I rent the shop from, do about 90% of his shop work as well as my own projects. I also have a lot of stuff I’m having a hard time getting around to looking at, unfortunately the money really hasn’t picked up yet, but the work has at least. I was just really proud of these, maybe I’ll get the proto-type with the table I built for my girlfriend uploaded in the near future.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 233 days ago

Nice work, very clean…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#4 posted 233 days ago

Thankyou, like I said, I am very proud of these, they came out so much better than I saw in my mind…

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 228 days ago

Lovely and sturdy island stools! Like the attractive wood combo and they match the kitchen. Great job!

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#6 posted 228 days ago

Thankyou, I did not get to do the kitchen, would have loved to from what I was told they payed for it.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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