Fun project. Bought some easel paper to draw this out and that helped in the layout. I liked the look of other members’ painted stools, but decided to finish with shellac (three coats) and wax. I haven’t yet put any finish on the seat because I want to use it a while to see if it’s comfortable. I might still carve out more further back.
The wood is “vertical grain” Douglas fir – nice stuff, very few knots. I bought enough for the stool and the dining chair project (see picture). It was rough-sawn 2″ x 6″ and 1″ x 6″ (full dimensions). What a workout sawing this stuff to rough length and width and planing to rough sizes, then later to final sizes! Finally I got to use timbers the full thickness that PS specifies instead of my usual 3/4″.
I’m sure this stool will outlive me. But being softwood, I’m sure it’ll have lots of dings and dents by that time.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
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