|Project by justgrif||posted 12-05-2013 05:56 PM||2096 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
Last year we moved into our current home. I began learning woodworking shortly after we were settled. We are lucky to have a large-ish master shower with two independently-controlled heads. It’s great. Right around the time we were planning on buying a shower stool from a kitchen and home store, a friend of mine gifted me several board feet of 6/4 teak that had been salvaged from a Japanese hot tub. So my first relatively serious woodworking project ever was a sturdy little teak shower stool.
I learned a lot while working on this project, including what a pain it can be to set up machine tools to do some simple tasks that would take minutes by hand. Perhaps my first tenons ever didn’t have to be angled, or perhaps I could have acquired a spokeshave to shape the top instead of basically sanding the crap out of it with 60-grit. Maybe, just maybe, teak is a terrible wood for a newbie to make mistakes on. At least it was free, and I do have some left over. Live and learn.
In the end, the little stool came out nicely, and it’s great to sit in a hot shower with both heads blasting hot water and steam after a long work day.