John's Stool Design
When Handyman reader John Kelly came across secondhand jarrah house studs, inspiration struck. He had the studs planed with a thicknesser and reworked them into solid timber stools.
‘I removed the old nails from the jarrah house studs, then had a professional workshop mill the timber with a thicknesser so it was straight,’ says John.
‘When all the pieces had been cut out the joints for the base were done using a domino jointer and each stool glued together using epoxy. The seats are made from biscuit-jointed jarrah.’
The final step was to glue the seat onto the base of the stools. ‘I’ve spent a few hundred dollars on machining and materials but many enjoyable hours patiently measuring, cutting and sanding,’ says John.
The final step was to glue the seat onto the base of the stools