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    Smile Need Unique Stool Design Ideas

    I am looking for a simple to make stool for our 38" high kitchen counter top. I have made the top cantelever out approximately 16" on the back side of the cook top. There is approx. 30" of top total behind the cook top. I would like a simple unique design made with few parts to make a pair of stools. I am not wanting to make the typical 3 or 4 leg stools. Last summer we went on a Craft Fare Drive in the Country in W. Wisconsin and I saw some there, but I don't remember much about them and I didn't get any pictures.

    Any Ideas. I have also seen some stools that seem to be swiss or scandanavian. Made from boards with interlocking pieces.

    Any way, I am not really sure what it is that I am after, just something unique and simple to make.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Here are some interesting ideas.












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    These don't look too hard.....

    I like the look of this one:

    And I like these.
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    WOW, Some of those are really nice. Some are simple. I love the one made out of the stacked wood with the thin middle. Even with a steel reinforcing rod through the middle, I doubt that it would hold me. Oh, well, I like those bar stools shown on the Am. Wood page.

    More, More, More.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    These don't look too hard.....

    I like the look of this one:

    And I like these.
    So Cynthia, Anna White on the second stool, any relation?

    A buddy of mine that just died a couple of weeks ago had me put this style of stools together for him last year. Tried to keep one as they were comfortable. http://www.walmart.com/ip/24-Saddle-Seat-Stool/9864778

    Depending on your skill level. http://www.barstools.com/?source=goo...rstools%20main

    More rustic stools. http://rusticwooddesigns.com/Rustic_..._hickory.shtml
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    If I were you no matter the design I would make it three legged, that will prevent it from rocking, even if legs aren't og exactly the same length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    So Cynthia, Anna White on the second stool, any relation?
    No, Jonathan..........

    Here are some more I found, Tom. First one, second one (sleek), third one (country).

    These are the style I have at home. (I bought them about 20 years ago). I wanted a casual style with arms so my kids--then toddlers--wouldn't fall off of them. Those bar stools stood the test of time and I still have them.
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    Thanks everyone. I love the log ones, just need a tenon jib to make the tenons on the ends of the logs and of course the logs too. Got tons of willow around, but almost no pine, fir, or spruce.

    Probably have to stay with good old white oak.

    Thanks again.

    Tom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoffman View Post
    Thanks everyone. I love the log ones, just need a tenon jib to make the tenons on the ends of the logs and of course the logs too. Got tons of willow around, but almost no pine, fir, or spruce.

    Probably have to stay with good old white oak.

    Thanks again.

    Tom...
    Don't give up hope, look at this jig!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcMU4...eature=related

    Can you tell log furniture is in my future also???? I think I can build this, now that I have found it for you, it might be a welding project next week in the school shop!
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    WOW, I can even make one of those. That's cool...

    Thanks,

    Tom...

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