Introduction: Wooden Bar Stool - Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Hello and Welcome to this Instructables on how I made this wooden bar stool. I have made a full build video which is available to watch on YouTube.

Step 1: Cutting the Wood

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The first job was to select the wood and cut it down to appropriate lengths.In this picture you can see the top of the stool. To make this I cut two pieces of Ash and glued them together. In the seat I also used biscuits for added strength. Using the router I added a round on the seat. I also cut the other pieces to rough length.

Step 2: Making the Mortise and Tenon's

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In this built there was a mix of straight Mortise and Tenon's and angled ones too. Two sides contains the angled joints while the other two contained the straight ones. I used the band saw to cut the Tenon's and made the mortises with a chisel by hand. Once this was complete it gave me the main structure of the stool. Using the router I rounded over all the pieces and glued them together.

Step 3: Connecting the Seat to the Legs

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I drilled 4 holes in the top of the legs and a counter sink hole. I could then screw the legs to the seat.

Step 4: Sanding and Finishing

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I then sanded the stool and added some natural bees wax to give the product a light natural look.

Step 5: Thank You for Reading - Remember to Take a Look at the Build Video on Youtube

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In this instructables I did not cover every aspect of the build as this would get very complicated and too long. If you want to take a closer look on how I made this stool take a look at the video.

Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptq1L4zZwM0

Thanks for watching!

Comments

claire.humphries.9210 (author)2017-08-15

Hi there, Would you be willing to share the dimensions you used for this bar stool? :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-08-16

Love the seat on that stool!

Thank You

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