The Chinese stool pictured at left is one of the most popular magazine projects I’ve made. It’s been about 4 years since the first one, and I still receive photos from readers and see folks building them online on a regular basis. There was a good discussion on both WoodCentral and Woodnet in the last few weeks about a father/daughter build.
The best thing about building this stool is the way it makes you think. The layout is actually quite simple, if you can manage working from an imaginary reference line and making a project where none of the joints are square.
I’ll be teaching a weekend class on building this stool, in the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop in Cincinnati, Ohio this August 17 & 18. At the moment there is space available, but the class is limited to 6 participants. This class will be filmed for release as a video later this year.
For details, and a link to register, visit the Popular Woodworking Magazine editor’s blog, where I prattle on at great length in the post:
There are also a couple of spots open in my week-long Woodworking With SketchUp class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana, August 5-9.