Introduction: Round Stool

First woodworking project: a small round stool made in my grandfathers workshop.

Step 1: Buying Wood

Went to the local DYI store to buy some wood. They didn't have a lot of options so I had to go with this Brasilian pine. At this point I was hoping that it would splinter too much when turning the legs.

Step 2: Glueing the Boards

Using all the glue clamps I could find to ensure the boards would hold together.

Step 3: Sawing the Top Surface and Legs

Used a jigsaw to get the initial round shape of the top surface.

Step 4: Turning the Legs and Rounding of the Top Surface

Step 5: Drilling Holes and Shaping the Legs

Drilled the holes at an angle of about 6 to 7 degrees to spread out the legs. To do this I sawed a 2 by 4 at the right angle and placed it on top of the surface to guide the drill.

Step 6: Shaping the Legs to Fit the Holes

Step 7: Glueing the Legs Into Place and Applying Varnish


seamster (author)2015-09-01

This is your first woodworking project ever? It looks like it turned out very nicely!

Hopefully you caught the bug and will continue making stuff with wood; it's a great hobby! :)

BennyBuilder (author)seamster2015-09-03

Yeah I was really pleased with the result myself! Thanks I'll definitely make some more stuff in the future!

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