Saddle Style Barstool - How do I do it?

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Forum topic by FireFitzy posted 02-11-2013 11:35 PM 4496 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2013 11:35 PM

G’day everyone,

I’m usually pumping out coffee tables or TV stands and similar types of furniture. Today, my customer asked me if I could do “Saddle Style” bar stools. I’ve done many bar stools, but with flat seats, can anybody point me in the right direction of how I could go about this!?
Or is it more work than I need to do right now?
The customer is understanding either way…

If anyone could shed some light on this for me, that would be fantastic.


-- Brian -

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 11:47 PM

Are you talking about stools that look like this?

If so, I’ve done this using a router sled, with the contour of the saddle.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 11:56 PM

On lowes project center/shop class there’s a free tutorial on making bar stools/pub table like that very easily. You can make it as simple or a complicated as you want using that basic format to do it. I’ll see If I can find the link and post.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 11:56 PM

I emailed it to myself using that link, so I hope it works. Check it out.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 12:46 AM

Nicky, you are correct, I just learned what a saddle style seat was as well…
Wow, thanks for that BerBer, I didn’t think it would be so time consuming, is there any other way?

Thanks for your help…

-- Brian -

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 03:32 AM

When the question came up, my first thought, was of Trixi’s Bar in Ovando, MT where they mounted real
saddles on the stool posts and used them for seats. It would be expensive to make that type of saddle

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 04:07 AM

Just band saw the shape you want in the seat
boards before you glue them up. Glue it up,
then refine the shape cross-grain with a travisher,
scrape, then sand.

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