Foot Stool – Project Info
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This foot stool is a great project for beginner woodworkers and despite being very simple it is a great first step in making chairs. This features round angled and wedged tenons.
- No 4 Plane
- Scrub Plane*
- 1″ Chisel
- Chisel hammer
- Tenon saw
- Knife (Stanley)
- 12” Steel Rule
- Tape measure
- Engineers combination square
- Square awl
- Sliding bevel
- Straight card scraper
- Brace/drill & bit
- Steel hammer
* = Optional
After the redo, his page is missing the foot stool drawing.
Thanks for that. It’s now above the image.
Why wouldn’t you start the holes from the top of the slab thereby having a crisp clean hole in the visible side and finish on the bottom in case alignment is off it won’t be noticeable on the underside
Sounds like it should work fine. Can’t think of a not to do as you say.
Could I use this same design to make a small sitting bench? The legs would be a few inches higher, and the board a few inches wider as well as longer. My concern is that the board would cup, making it wobble; and that the legs might be weaker if they are longer. Thank you!
Hello Blake, you certainly can if you get the proportions right. Perhaps increase the thickness of the legs and top a little. Have you seen the shaker bench build? That used similar techniques as the base structure.
Thanks for the prompt reply, Philip. I just took a gander at the shaker bench build. That design does have cross members on the bottom–perhaps to prevent cupping? I’ll watch that, too, and try coming up with a hybrid.
I think the cross members both increase the thickness for the round tenon to go through and help prevent cupping.