Chapel stool

Here is a small stepping stool for use in the chapel. I was shown some samples and given some dimensions. I got to work, did a quick hand sketch, and drew it up in Sketchup. Here’s what I ended up with after seeing a photo up on Fine Woodworking.

 

Finished stool, about 14″ x 10″ x 5″, made from red oak.

  
  

Defect was filled with EnviroTex Lite epoxy.

  

Aprons were dominoed into the legs.

    

Corner detail.

  

Squared legs were marked up with French curves and cut out on my band saw. Notice the radiating grain on the knee.

  

Bottom of each leg was chamfered.

  

Really nice proportions, I think.

I finished with General Finishes brown mahogany dye stain, shellac, and High Performance Gloss topcoats. Finish has nice depth. 

Total shop time about 8-10 hours.