- Aug 3, 2008
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- mountains of WV
T, that's beautiful!!!! I didn't know you were so handy with woodworking! Now, I would have slapped those feet on it and called it rustic or shabby chic but you brought that to a whole other level of elegance.Remember my footstool project? I amazed myself and finished it.
Of course it did take me about 25 years
Before. (story on page 75)
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Dh cut some knotty alder we had left over from putting base board in, and pin nailed it to the old (unsquare) box.
I stained the feet and glued the dowels back in. I just gave it a simple beeswax and oil finish.
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Then I made a leather foot pad with my 44 year old Singer Stylist home sewing machine. My machine wouldn't have been able to stitch through the multiple layers of leather, so I made an inner pillow from leftover fabric, stuffed it with down stolen from a bed pillow, and put it into the leather sleeve, then used snaps on the ends as closures.
I would do it differently, now that I know a little more, but it works ok for now. Probably needs a fatter inner pillow and more snaps.
Yes, it does indeed look like a ravioli, thank you Kid#2 for making that observation.
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So I met the challenge of not spending any money on finishing it. Except for buying leather needles for my machine, but they can be used for a lot more projects.
It's a handy height for holding a mug of hot cocoa in the evening too.
A mini coffee table, haha.