Author Archives: Greg Merritt

Shaker Stools 240 Mod-Part 1

My exploration of seating continues with a couple of Shaker inspired stools.  Many, many moons ago, long before GPS, we made a trip to Nashville for a friend’s wedding.  We had very little money at the time and knew this … Continue reading

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3-Ply Moravian Chair-Part 4-Complete

The second chair went together pretty much as the first.

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3-Ply Moravian Chair-Part 3

Since my last post I have managed to turn and fit the stretchers for the second chair.  I truly do enjoy the spring pole lathe.   Nothing like and hour at the lathe after work to rid the mind of … Continue reading

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3-Ply Moravian Chair-Part 2

Plywood sucks! I’ve been in the shop every chance I get working on these chairs (technically back stools).  Mostly things have progressed reasonably well.  The first thing I tackled was turning the six legs.  This is a first for me. … Continue reading

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Welsh Staked Stool-Part 3-Complete

I assembled the remaining three stools and added the texture and wood burning as with the first.  There were a couple of folks with questions regarding the order of assembly, so I thought I would go over that a little … Continue reading

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3-Ply Moravian Chair-Part 1

Well, its time to tackle a chair.  For my first chair you would think that I would opt for a proven and well documented design.  Nah, where is the fun in that? I’ve been kicking around an idea for a … Continue reading

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Welsh Staked Stools-Part 2

With the legs at the ready, I moved on to tackle the seats.  The seats are from a construction grade SYP 2×12.  When working with construction lumber, you have to really plan ahead and possibly get a little creative in … Continue reading

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