Three-sided stools
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For the past 25 years, we have lived with these Ikea bench stools in our kitchen ...

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We do not eat much at the bench, but they get used. More recently Lynndy suggested that we replace them, and I thought that this would be a good excuse to build something inspired by Wharton Escherick, whose stools are just so organic and profound in their simplicity. 

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The design was also influenced by a point made by Lynndy that a fixed-height footrest does not fit everyone. I thought about this and it occurred to me that the stretchers on the Escherick stools could form the basis of a slightly different design - make the seat three-sided, and one could choose the stretcher height to suit. 

The last requirement was that the wood must be Hard Maple, to match the kitchen I built a few years ago. I would have preferred a contrasting top, say in Walnut, but She Who Must Be Obeyed vetoed this. So ...

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I did manage to get contrasting wedges for the tenons passed her Smile

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The stretchers ....

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One last one ...

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I'll am happy to post build photos if there is interest.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Very nice work as usual, Derek. I am inspired to make a couple of those now and would be very interested to see some of your build photos. I'll be using black cherry for mine.
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Very nice.

Differing heights on the cross stretchers is a great idea. Much improved photography is nice as well.

Ron
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Those are very attractive stools, Derek. I like them a lot. Nice work.
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  Re: RE: Three-sided stools by Ron Brese (Very nice. Differ...)
(11-08-2020, 10:04 AM)Ron Brese Wrote: Very nice.

Differing heights on the cross stretchers is a great idea. Much improved photography is nice as well.

Ron

Thanks Ron.

The stretchers are Wharton Escherick's idea. The photography is courtesy of an iPhone 11 Plus and Photoshop Elements.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Thanks Hank Smile

Regards from Perth

Derek
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
(11-08-2020, 08:08 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: I'll am happy to post build photos if there is interest.

Yes please

Very nice, Derek. Clean design and excellent craftsmanship.
Best,
Aram, always learning

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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Both a very clever design and attractive too!  -Howard
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  Re: RE: Three-sided stools by Howard Pollack (Both a very clever d...)
(11-08-2020, 11:00 AM)Howard Pollack Wrote: Both a very clever design and attractive too!  -Howard

Would like to see the build espicially the seat shaping.
Thanks, E. Sims
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  Re: Three-sided stools by Derek Cohen (For the past 25 year...)
Very nice!

What heights did you select from stretcher to seat on each side?
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleSkinnerBenchtop.skp
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