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Forum topic by david_larch posted 02-13-2014 06:01 PM 508 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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david_larch

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02-13-2014 06:01 PM

Hey gang,
I woke up last night and started thinking about an upcoming project – couldn’t sleep so I thought I would ask for some design input.

I am getting ready to start a stool for use at my bench. This design fits in with my overall mid century aesthetic and has a Danish cord seat woven on the top. I have drawn it with 5/4 material for the seat portion and 4/4 for the legs. **These dims may change, I am waiting on an older Fine Woodworking Mag that features a low bench with a similar style and plan to use the thicknesses from that.

So what I am really looking for is some input on the seat to leg joint as I have drawn it so far. I plan to attach the leg to the outside seat stretcher with the largest domino I can (thickness dependent). With the other 4 low stretchers I was feeling pretty good, but the late night demon got me and I could use some input.

The last picture shows what I was thinking as an alternative; to let the legs (5/4 here) extend to the top and attach the seat stretchers with m/t to the legs.

Thanks!

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com


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madts

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 06:09 PM

Nice design. I would use domino’s all over since you have that tool. To give the stool a little bit more rigidity I would double the height of the stretchers. Otherwise I think that you are good to go.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 07:51 PM

I like the second design, the one piece stretchers give the most strength and the cleanest, look in my opinion.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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david_larch

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 09:03 PM

Thank you gents.

Bondo – do you mean the second image or second design? The third image is the second design, which has the stretchers between the legs instead of on top.

I appreciate the info.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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hydro

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 11:48 PM

I like the middle picture with the one piece stretchers for the seat. How about giving the seat stretchers a gentle downward curve? A subtle break away from the straight components?

Overall I really like the design but I think it needs to be thickened up a bit to aloe the joints to withstand use over time.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 11:52 PM

The middle picture.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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david_larch

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 12:06 AM

Great, thank you all for the advice. I worried it to death when I couldnt sleep, but now feel better.

Hydro, I agree with your comment about some curves. I hope to do some nice rounding and shaping to make it a little more ‘approachable’.

Thanks, again.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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