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Forum topic by Ben posted 04-12-2017 11:16 PM 329 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2017 11:16 PM

I recently picked up some vintage Hallowell stools with ratty plywood seats/backs.
I’d like to try my hand at replacing them with solid wood.

Thinking resaw wood of choice into maybe 3/16” thick pieces (have 16” resaw capacity) and use existing seat as a form to laminate/clamp onto?

Any tips?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 04-12-2017 11:51 PM

Why not just sand the old seats and then apply a veneer layer on top.

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 12:03 AM

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#3 posted 04-13-2017 12:12 AM



Why not just sand the old seats and then apply a veneer layer on top.

- crank49

Thanks. I’d still be looking at plywood edge, and one of the seatbacks has a piece missing off the corner.

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#4 posted 04-13-2017 12:12 AM



http://lumberjocks.com/Loren/blog/34461

- Loren

Basically you’re saying to make a top caul, and laminate it up?

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#5 posted 04-13-2017 12:34 AM

That’s how I would do it. I’d anticipate a
little springback though. The chair frames
can probably accommodate a slightly shallower
curve.

A vacuum bag would work too.

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#6 posted 04-13-2017 12:38 AM

Thanks. I realized I could probably use the existing seats as my two clamping cauls!

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