Step stool with forked beam

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Project by Sergeich posted 01-17-2014 06:25 AM 1913 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project posted here. Made from birch. Finish is linseed oil.

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 06:39 AM

Nice looking stool, good job.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 08:17 AM

Well done, keep it up!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 10:04 AM

Nice work. Great design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 01:14 PM

great work, love the fork beam, adds a nice touch,

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 05:30 PM

Nice…keep building and posting.

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 05:47 PM

Nice stool. Really like the design

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 06:14 PM

The asymmetry really works here. Nice work.

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 07:02 PM

Nice looking piece. Well done. I;-D

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 07:49 PM

simple is good…and the forked brace makes it look like you built it with wood on hand…but I would think required a whole lot more work….care you delve into that aspect, if you have the inclination?


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 10:07 PM

Maan with forked beam do very nice work,LOL .I love stools and mean to make something similar too well done. Alistair

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 11:38 PM

Really nice work. I haven’t seen much birch used in furniture making but it’s really quite lovely. Was it paper birch or yellow birch?

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#12 posted 01-18-2014 01:26 AM

I love that forked stretcher! Great looking stool, beautiful and functional!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 01-18-2014 07:35 AM

Thanks for commentes guys!
BigAl – details of bilding are in my blog (do not know how to add a reference)
Nicholas – I dont know about paper and yellow birch. I used very common birch (betula pendula is latin name). It has white color but after oil it becomes yellow.

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#14 posted 01-18-2014 08:22 AM

Your bench seems to be designed nicely and very functional Sergeich!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#15 posted 01-18-2014 01:53 PM

It’s a beautiful wood. Google tells me we don’t have much of it here in the States (thanks for the Latin by the way). Even though we don’t have Betula Pendula, we do have a number of native US birches that are readily available in lumberyards that I’m very keen to try out having seen how beautiful your stool turned out.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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