Thursday, April 11, 2013

Homemade Bar Stools


My husband designed and built 6 of these barstools.  I can't quite write well enough to explain how useful and exciting it is to have these.  I described to him the exact shape, style, and height I thought would be the most useful and he put together this design.  I was so amazed when I saw the first one made exactly how I wanted it. I was DELIGHTED!

After letting them sit and acclimate, we stained them with Danish Oil.   A few weeks after that I gave them 3 coats of a urethane finish to help with water-proofing and wipe-ability.

Have you ever made your own furniture?  It's been a thrill to see my hubby take up this new hobby and use things that are so sentimental to us.  We got a lot of ideas from Ana White's website and a few others.  I also have a Pinterest board full of handmade building projects we plan to do next.

2 comments:

  1. How neat! I am hoping to make a breakfast bar in our new kitchen and a couple of stools would complete it.
    -Rachael from The Rehomesteaders
    http://therehomesteaders.blogspot.com/

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  2. Really cool DIY chair. Bar stool is one of my favorite chairs in our house because it gives me an atmosphere of coolness. Since every home is different, you need a bar stool that matches your style and decor. Bar stools are made with a sturdy wooden frame. However, some bar stools come with metal frames, which is increasingly popular. Seat and back material may consist of blended leather or other high-quality upholstery.

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