|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 02-21-2014 09:17 AM||2626 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
I built this stool in a total of about 16 hours. It was my entry in the “Shop Stool Build Off” started by Chris Wong over at FlairWoodworks. Here are the specs:
Seat is a Maple Burl slab approx. 18” wide, 16” front to back, 2” thick. Purchased in California approx. 30 yrs ago, and sat in my friends moms garage for that time before she gave it to me.
Legs are walnut, started out 1 1/4” square.
Stretchers are Birdseye maple, 1 1/4” square.
Height of seat is 28 1/2” angled up to about 29 1/4 at the back.
Finish is Danish oil.
Joinery is round mortise and tenon, I used a vintage hollow auger and brace to cut the joinery.
I ended up winning prizes in two categories in this contest. One for the category “Best use of materials among Canadian stools”. And one for “Most organic”. A couple of pretty cool prizes.
Yes this stool is for my shop, it will be nice to have a place to sit when contemplating project details, sketching, or just resting. Thanks for looking!
Here are some build pics.
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