Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!)


Although I should probably share the next completed woodworking project after the wood piece basket and scrap vase I made, I wanted to end with a bang!  So sit tight until next week for my favorite project, but for now, I'm going to share the last thing I made before my class ended.

The fun thing is that it is still in progress, so I'm excited to finally decide exactly how to finish it!


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I started with a bunch of really long pieces and cut them into smaller pieces, some at an angle.


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I used a chop saw for this part of it.  Take a look at all of my scraps!



Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I ended up with a stack of lovely pieces all ready to go!


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then I glued together each side of the legs in an X-formation.


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


All done!


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I needed to sand down the legs and made sure they were level.


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Next, I attached the legs together with a center piece held together with a few pieces of dowel.


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Here's how I did that!


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I clamped the pieces together after gluing it to make sure it would dry good and tight.


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


And that's it for the legs!


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I cut down my pieces for the top of the stool, and that's actually where I stopped...


Custom X-leg Stools (Work-in-Progress!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


The only thing I have left to do is secure the top, add the foam and fabric, then paint or stain the legs. I think I know how I want to finish it, by painting the legs black and adding a toile fabric I have from my stash... but it could change by the next time I get to the shop.  :)


How would you finish my X-leg stools?



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6 comments:

  1. I love X base anything... can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  2. These are looking great! I rally love the x legs stools and have wanted to make my own so I am looking foraged to seeing how yours turn out!

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  3. I like where this is going! The X legs would be a great base for a footrest as welll

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  4. Cannot wait to see it finished! :)

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  5. Thanks! I'm excited to see how they turn out too! :P

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  6. Thanks so much! Hopefully, I get to these soon. :)

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