Wooden Stool With Storage




About: I'm an Industrial Designer. I've always had an interest in building things. I believe it's important for designers to be in touch with their materials and how to construct and manufacture the products they c...

This is a wooden stool with a built-in storage/trash can compartment that I made for my girlfriend. She has a severely tiny kitchen, so rather than waste cabinet space on a regular kitchen trashcan, she wanted a stool/footstool that could also function as a trashcan. Leaving plenty room for those pots and pans in the cabinets.
The design is made with a bent mahogany laminate which has been mounted onto a steel cylinder. I apologize for the lack of an actual instructable, but as with most of my projects, it was very last minute with very little planing so not much time was left for documenting the process.



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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Can you describe your process for cutting the rings that the strips mount on? Also, did you use regular wood glue? And one more question, what did you use to attach the rings to the trash can?

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    The rings I did on a lathe, though I suppose you could simply us a jigsaw and sand down minor irregularities. As I recall, I think I used a few shots from a hot glue gun to keep the top ring in place. The bottom rings I glued together using regular wood glue while placed around the metal core. For the assembly of all the outer pieces I used regular wood glue yes.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    OMG...It is simply stunning...this great-grandma is so envious of your talent.......I can't draw a straight line, but my eyes can tell if the one you drew is crooked...LOL


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You did a FANTASTIC job and I'm wondering if you can put like a step by step on how you did it? :)

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for the extremely late rely. Have not really been active here for a while. Thank you for the comment :) Unfortunately, as with pretty much all my projects, I was in a hurry when I made this, so there's a severe lack of documentation. I would like to make an illustrated ible, but I know I wont have the time to do so for quite a while. However, if you have any questions about the project, you're very free to ask, and I promise I'll be faster at providing an answer this time :).