My Version of a Bench (Guitar) Stool!

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    I just finished (pun intended!) my version of the Bench Stool project. As you can see from the photos, my version is slightly modified from the version Paul teaches on Woodworking Masterclasses. This stool is intended as a gift for my youngest brother, who is an aspiring guitarist. The intent was for him to have a stool to sit on while playing, and also for the stool to double as a guitar rack when he is not playing. To achieve this, I lowered the bottom-back rail and added two prongs to it for resting the guitar on. Also, I changed the shape of the seat slightly because I don’t own a gouge yet. The back of the seat is notched for the neck of the guitar to loosely fit into while it is resting on the prongs.

    The legs and rails are made from sapele, while the guitar “prongs” and the seat are made from genuine mahogany. This is my first real furniture project since I finished my workbench and a few simple boxes for my chisels and scrapers. It was a lot of work, but I couldn’t be happier with the result. I also feel like I learned a huge amount during the project. The pictured guitar is my brother’s.


    Looks great; I’m sure your brother will be very pleased. The prongs are a fantastic idea (along with the notch in the seat) — guitar stand and seat all in one!

    Philipp J.

    Agreed with Ed, looks very good and nicely shaped Seat. Overall a very practical apporach combining the two.


    Absolutely beautiful! Form and function coming together on the highest level. Kudos!

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