Furniture: High stool unpainted

How to make a high stool with backrest

And finally a piece of furniture, and we leave templates and / or guides for a moment, that after all to make a piece of furniture is what we are looking for those who are fond of carpentry. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it is a high wooden stool with backrest, like those of a bar.

The materials needed to make this tall wooden stool are a pair of 40×40 millimeters slats, a pair of 30×40 millimeters slats and a piece of solid wood board of more or less 350×350 millimeters (600×600? I don’t know what I was thinking) and 30 millimeters thick.

If we had to make it with a saw and chisel, it would certainly take a lot of time and some headaches if we are not very skilled in this system of making boxes and dowels. However, with the templates that I show you in this blog it is quite fast to make and I think it is a good project to practice with the dowel template and box template (in this case I had to make a new box template for the 40×40 millimeter strips), but don’t start with it right away if you don’t have the dowel template under control, lest you end up destroying some of the strips.

The bad news (at least for you) is that I thought that a good way to subsidize this blog could be to sell some of the plans (and as things are, maybe also some furniture) and this is going to be the first one I put for sale. Anyway I will post an explosion with the parts of the stool but without measurements.

As I’m already very late with the sale of the plans, I leave them in this link: Plans of the tall wooden stool. I hope you can follow them without problems. A link to this blog would be appreciated in return.

While I am preparing the corresponding pdf and I decide on one of the options for selling files that I have found on the internet, I leave you the videos of the stool.

You can tell I don’t have to meet deadlines. I finally uploaded the video on how to make the seat board for the tall wooden stool.

The intention I had was to make it with a slatted board bought in a DIY center. They are available in various sizes and thicknesses and do not usually require much more work than cutting them to the size or shape we need.

As I had not bought it and I was not able to go to the DIY center these days, I decided to make a small slatted board with some pieces that I had left over. The procedure was a bit botched, I admit, but as you can see in the photos and in this video of this post the result was quite good. The next post with video will be about how to glue and make this board and you will judge.

As for how to cut the board to fit this wooden stool, the most convenient option may seem to use a jigsaw, but I don’t like to use it for solid wood or for thicknesses greater than one centimeter because the cuts don’t usually come out very vertical.

I don’t know how it will be in woods with more homogeneous grain (someday I will have to start working with wood of higher quality than spruce and pine strips), but in the case of pine and spruce, where there is a lot of difference between the grain, with some very hard and others very soft, the blade of the Thejig saw tends to cut through the softer areas so that it bends, not maintaining verticality and we do not realize it until the cut is made. Using a band saw I think would be ideal, or at least the most comfortable, quickest and what would give us the best finish, but the one I have looks like a toy and since I’m just making a stool I used a rib saw and a chisel to make sure to make the cuts straight and perpendicular to the surface of the board.

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