Chippendale stool

Going back to some older projects that I thought were interesting - 2019.

We needed a stool to match an old Chippendale wingback chair that was to be reupholstered for the bedroom in the new basement.  When the lady upstairs mentioned that it would be impossible to buy one that matched perfectly, I simply said "Hold my beer" and went to the wood rack.

It looked like an easy project, and I had some cherry on hand, so here we went.  Construction took an afternoon, including playing with the router table to match the profile of the Chippendale legs.  
After staining and the first coat of finish on the base came the dilemma - how to get the small spatters of black on it to match the chair. Finally clipped 4 or 5 straws from the plastic broom in the shop. Taped them together, dipped them in black enamel and flipped droplets on the base - worked perfectly - except for the drops on the floor !!!
 The result matches the chair quite well (and a lot cheaper than buying one!). 

Carey Mitchell

carey your a master at this stuff ! well done my friend !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Great job! 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

I agree w Pottz!

Excellent work.


Great work, reminds me of the furniture I saw in my Grandfathers Upholstery and Furniture Shop as a kid.   Really looks good.


Nice build! It matches quite well. That's a bold move with the black spatters😀
“Construction took an afternoon” - sent me into a spiraling depression.   😀 

Really inspiring work all around.  
Solid construction and great match to the chair.  Chippendale hmmmm?
The problem is that I am not allowed to sit in it.  

Carey Mitchell