Magazine rack orphan

My daughter saw this splendid little magazine rack in a charity shop.  Realising it was all solid oak, she brought it to my attention, and it was duly rescued.  I used the wood for a few things - see below.

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Scraping off the top

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Cleaned up and starting to take shape The top will be the seat of a new stool, and the ends will be turned the other way up to make the legs.

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Cutting angled tenons on the top of the legs, and then cutting mortices into the seat, at a corresponding angle

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I made a bracing strut for the stool, using the magazine dividing rail from inside the rack, and fashioned some small tapered pegs to secure it.

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All the component parts are given an initial coat of beeswax and oil.

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As with all the things I make, the stool will have two more coats of beeswax before it is finished.

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The rack had thin panels of solid oak at the sides, and from these I made a couple of small boxes. I was particularly delighted with the lovely grain pattern.  More about this on the Small Boxes page

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