A couple minutes Googling, could only find one though:
Personally, I would just make my own plans (or just take a story stick
to a billiards shop). These stools are just rectangles, no worries
about leg splay angles or anything.
thanks, kinda what I was thinking...I have never made a chair yet, I
figure it is somewhat technical...I like the building aspect of
projects, design is not one of my strong suits. fortunatly,
mission/shaker is simple by nature...may be I need to just dive into it...
I have been full time renovating and adding on to our house for the past
year, mostly by myself (subbed out the drywall, plumbing, etc)...about
half done with the kitchen cabinets, and still have 2-3 months work
left. I hate to buy furniture I think I can make, but I don't like to
keep seeing "the finish line" continually receding into the distance,
either! I know there are worse problems to be faced with: when I'm done
it will be time to get a real job, yikes!
Just because Shaker's didn't have barstools doesn't mean you can't have
a shaker-style barstool. After all, that was your original request...to
have a shaker style piece. Feel free to take the Shaker influence to
whatever you are building. Its simplicity in design and construction
will help you build your confidence in furniture making...while at the
same time creating your own original furniture pieces. Like you said,
"...just dive into it..."
You may also discover that there is no finish line. :-) There's always
another project on the drawing board or honey-do-list.
Right, and put it next to the Amish generator and the
Luddite satellite-feed for your computer. It'll fit right in. ;)
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Chairs are really hard. Stools though are easy. The difference is
the leg length and the number of supports you can squeeze in. a chair
has legs that are cantilevered from a single base and have only a
single rail, if that. This is a tricky bit of engineering wodwork. A
stool, particularly the very tall sorts for bars or billiard rooms,
uses multiple stretchers.
Shakers did have several tall "bar stools", including those with
revolving tops, although they didn't term them that. A "Craftsman"
bar stool is quite easy to design too - take one of the Stuart-style
upholstered chairs with the stiff leather upholstery and simply make
I recall seeing a barstool plan online I just can't find it. While
searching I found this link
http://www.barnfurnituremart.com/dining_room/barstools.asp? They are
selling the furniture pieces but if you are handy with drawing your own
plans from pictures, these may inspire you.
Fri, Dec 17, 2004, 10:40pm (EST+5) firstname.lastname@example.org (david)
claims he wants:
I have googled unsucessfully for plans for a mission or shaker style bar
Shaker? Bar stool? No such animal. the Shakers either stood at
the bar, or sat at tables.
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