- I want to use only lumber I already have on hand.
- I want to use only tools I already have (no new tools just for this).
- The stool should have a small-ish footprint to avoid being more trouble than it is worth, as my shop is only about 100 square feet in size. I'll call it a bonus if this stool fulfills multiple functions to earn it's real estate in my shop. Bonus #2 is if it happens to look nice.
I settled on a rough shape similar to a bar stool I saw at work. Except, instead of being engineered to be mass produced cheaply, mine will essentially be a Windsor chair. At least, it will have a solid seat that the legs bore into.
If this is what I want, I need to make the ends of my legs round.
|A triangle to keep the legs in order.|
|I'll attempt to find the center of this 8-sided shape, so I can draw a circle.|
|This is a temporary shoulder. It is square, and once the leg is installed, it will need to be trimmed to whatever angle the leg happens to be at.|
|Ready to make the end a dowel. I'm sure there are some great tools to do this with. I don't have them, so I'll use a chisel, a rasp, and whatever else I can find to do this the old-fashioned way.|
|So far, so good!|
|It fits in my test piece!|
View the rest of my build here.