As they say…”no good deed…”
Management decided that, since my Asymmetrical Footstool turned out “OK“, I needed to build another to be gifted as a Christmas present. You all know Christmas…that holiday that is only seven days away!! I explained all of the issues surrounding material and time. I made a compelling argument against the probability of getting a footstool completed. She listened, nodded in understanding of my points and told me…
“you had best get started then.”
I used up the last of my oak leg stock on the last footstool. So leg material was the first problem to solve. I scrounged around in the shop and turned up a chunk of oak that I had salvaged from a pallet many moons ago. It’s just big enough to generate four legs. Problem solved.
One of the goals of the last footstool was to create a double layer top design that could be made with a single sheet of 3/4″x24″x48″ piece of plywood. Just to keep things interesting, I decided to see what I could do with a 24″x24″ piece of ply. So I set out early this morning for the big box home center and picked up a piece of ply.
This will be a design on the fly kinda project. After working thru a couple of ideas, I hit upon using an equilateral triangle.
Revised 12/21/2016-added design drawing.
With the design worked out, I headed out to the shop to roughly cut the two pieces and get them glued together.
Next I needed to divide up the chunk of oak into leg stock.
After testing my layout method once again and a round on the shaving horse and a little wood burning, the legs were done.
Tomorrow I’ll shape the top and install the legs. I may actually be able to pull this thing off for Christmas.
Greg Merritt Part 2