Carter creates shaped-wood barstools for a homeowner's kitchen island.
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Male: Home improvement is tough work. Sometimes, it’s too tough for home owners to do it themselves. Today’s problem, Michelle Wrangler is caught in the middle of a kitchen renovation disaster. The contractor she hired abandoned the project midway but they did finish building the center island. So I want to build modern bar stools to fit around it. I’ve made a template out of half inch mdf. This is what I want the profile of the seat of the bar stool to actually look like. So I’m taking this pattern, I’m tracing it onto my ¾ inch plywood and made about 20 of those and I’ll cut it out with my jigsaw.
So now I’ve attached my template to the piece that I just cut out but you can see that the piece is still really rough so to clean that up, I’m going to use my router with a half inch stray bit and once that’s done and they’re all uniform, I’ll sandwich them together for fantastic looking bar stools. Alright, look at that, the router cleans it right up and it’s nice and smooth. It’s a big change from this to this. Now only 19 more to go.
So now that we have the last cutout cleaned up, we’re going to take it and put them all together with an inch and quarter brad nails and construction adhesive and then once we sandwich them together, we have a seat that looks like this. I’m using construction glue and two inch brads to attach all our pieces together. Now many people wonder how they can actually shape or bend wood when they’re making some furniture, this is a lot easier way to actually get the look without actually bending the wood itself.
I can finish up our bar stools by attaching the custom seat to a modern store bought base. So now that we have the seats softened up and sanded down, I have this nice little black paint on the sides, I can go ahead and mount them on the base and then we put finish coat on, these seats are done.
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