Saturday, June 9, 2012

Barstools



I was going back and forth for an upholstered or non upholstered bar stool and decided non-upholstered. I think they look okay, I can always upholster anytime.
  Legs are 2X2 poplar, 28" longs cut at 5 degrees angle and bevel on both ends.

How to make these barstool:

Attach the short top apron.
 

Then the middle and and lower horizontal pieces.

Length of legs are 28"

Attach the longer top apron and the first front horizontal piece (for stepping).
 

Then the other longer top apron and the higher stepping piece (for short people like me :). Stepping pieces height position depends on your preferences.

Put foot of stool together.

The curvy top makes these stools comfortable. To achieve this shape, I adjusted my circular saw blade to different depth cut the wood  then use chisel. I'm pretty sure this is the hardest way to do it and can be done with some kind of special tool. I didn't mind doing it this way, I like using the chisel to carve woods. You can just leave the seat without curve, I'm sure it will be fine.

Sand and attach to the foot of stool. Fill the pocket holes then sand the entire stool Paint.


Overall dimensions
I forgot to put the other two aprons on this sketch, don't forget to add on your build


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45 comments:

  1. Am so going to build one of these, Thanks for the build instructions.

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  2. What are the lengths on the aprons that aren't shown in the sketch? Also how did you attach the top of the stool

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    1. I would like to know this as well.

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    2. Did anybody figure out the lengths of these aprons? I am buying wood today and am approximating. If nobody knows I'll measure once I'm finished and send an update.

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    3. That was mean

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  3. WHY WOULD YOU PAINT THOSE BEAUTIFUL WOOD STOOLS YOU FOOL

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  4. Gostei vou fazer um para ver como fica.

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  5. Simply superb collection of bar stools. Thanks for paint so we can get more details about them.

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  6. easier way to get saddle seats using table saw. This guy has a genius rig set up, for these I'm sure you wouldn't need such a complex jig, just a steady hand.
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  7. You made it easy for everyone to build own bar stools.

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  8. Beatiful Barstools, but how do you attach the seat with the foot of stool?

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    1. I would assume he used the same pocket hole jig (Kreg) to attach the seat. to fill the pocket holes, you can insert wood dowel, and chisel it flush.

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  9. what kind of wood did you used for theses bar stool ?

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  10. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

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  11. How many board feet of wood would I need to build two of these stools?

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  14. Are the joints mad only with the screw and angle of cut? Did you use any glue at all?

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  15. Great work, I can only admire it. Thanks a lot for sharing details of your great effort.

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