Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Timeout Stool

The secret to great children is
"Always Eat Dessert First"!
If you don't
then you will probably need a time-out stool!

I found this cute stool on Pinterest at

She has put together an amazing tutorial to create your own.

With my bandsaw out of commision

They were a little rough so I cleaned up the edges with a router.
We ditched our old bed frame for
a new one,
 which is still in the works.
Luckily I salvaged all the spindles.
And by salvaged, I mean I snuck them out of the back of the "dump slated truck"
 when Mr. FT wasn't looking! 
Bedroom reno:
 Part Four to be announced....Still need windows.
A groove was routed into each of the seats for the pop bottles to sit in. Holes were drilled to accept the spindle legs

With two bottles of Root Beer under my belt,
 I was able to create the hourglass part of the chair.

Paint was applied, holes were drilled and a trip to
 the sand pile happened.

Now for the technical....If you aren't going to make one, skip this part cuz it's really boring.  
I fell asleep writing it!

Silicone was applied around the inside and outside edges of the bottles to adhere and seal  them to the bottom of the seats.  They were left for two days to dry so that the sand wouldn't stick.  Sand was added to one of the bottles. Legs were glued into one of the seat bottoms.  A washer with a small opening was glued on top of one pop bottle with E 6000  I carefully applied a bead of silicone around the outside edge of the washer to join the two pop bottles together being careful not to put too much on so that it would interfere with the hole. But first a wooden ball was drilled in the center using a 1" drill bit.  I had a bit of trouble with my first attempt so my second attempt was done with the ball seated in a metal pipe to hold it in place while I drilled it on the drill press. It was painted and placed between the two tops of the bottles to cover up the joint. This is when the two bottles are joined together.   Glue was added to the remaining pre-drilled leg / seat holes and the whole unit was assembled and clamped and left overnight.   This gave the silicone a chance to dry so that sand wouldn't stick and potentially clog the hole.  


While looking at time out stool art on Pinterest, I found many sweet
sayings about how much you love the little criminals, but myself,
 I decided to run with a tough love approach and paint some prison stripes!

If you don't have naughty kids, you could always use it for playing charades or maybe you could time yourself guzzling a few bottles of root beer, like I am doing right now so I can make a second one.
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