August 16, 2018 | As I was building the small Welsh stick chair there was a time when the undercarriage was finished but the top wasn’t attached. Wouldn’t you know it, we sat on that thing all the time. We put coffee mugs on it; we set laptops on it; we used it as an end table wherever we happen to be hanging out. Well the little chair now has a back (though I still need to permanently attach it with glue) so I decided it was a good idea to build a little stool. I used home center 2×6 glued up to form a seat. I went with a simple semi-octagonal back. This is the shape I put on the tall stool I use with my standing desk. Everything else was like a chair: Mark leg locations Drill and ream angles. I just eyeballed one front and the back, then used a bevel gauge to get both front legs to match Make legs. I got to use my new drawknife to shape the tapered tenons and it sure makes my hatchetwork seem sloppy. Fit legs Make wedges Glue and wedge legs Saw off tops of tenons Finish with FIRE This was a fun, easy project that will probably get daily use until the pine seat cracks. What more could I want? Hobbes approves too.