There are many styles of furniture and many types of seating. From Bar Stools to Rocking Chairs, if you are one who enjoys seeing how furniture is made, starting from a simple drawing to the finished piece, spend the next several minutes and watch Metal Art Furniture – Bar Stools. You will get a first hand look how we made this modern-rustic bar stool. View the images and read to learn even more about how you can make one too.
So we’ve made hundreds of bar stools and tables over the past few years. I’ve spent countless hours honing my skills crafting metal art. Now it’s time we combine the two. Let’s make some metal art furniture! ~Mitchell Dillman Colorado Rock-n-Logs
Watch Metal Art Furniture – Bar Stools
Now, before moving on, are you ready to see how we made the matching bar table? Click on the image below to learn more then come back here for more.
Build these Bar Stools
The materials used to make these bar stools are simple. Below you see the pre-drilled 3/16″ x 8″x8″ base plates along with the 2″ diameter caps for each leg.
The legs are crafted from 16 gauge x 2″ diameter cold-rolled round steel tubing. Below you can see how they are cut to fit each base plate on our Ellis metal cutting bandsaw from Trick-Tools.com .
When designing bar stools or any other base, using only three legs as opposed to four eliminates the need for levelers. However, to eliminate unwanted wear and tear of the floor, we chose to weld and install fully adjustable furniture glides to the bottom of each bar stool leg as seen in the image below.
Below is a close up look at the bar stool frames prior to cutting and welding on the sheet metal. These legs have been cut to accommodate a standard 42″ tall standing bar table. These finished bar stools are 30″ tall from floor to top of seat.
Once the framework for your bar stools has been welded it is time to mark and cut the 18 gauge sheet metal. For this we use our new CaNibble Professional Nibbler.
Next, it is time to weld.
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Below is a close-up shot of the tack welded sheet-metal panels on the framework.
After tack welding all of your sheet metal panels into place, it is time to weld. For this let gravity to the work. Downhill welds work great.
Once everything is welded, the next step is easy. It’s time to grind and polish. Below is a close look at the bar stools in the grinding stages.
Modern-Rustic Bar Stools
When hand crafting modern-rustic furniture there is more to consider than the framework. For these stools we choose to use locally harvested Douglas Fir to match the standing bar table. Take a look below at the “roughed-in” bar seats.
Metal Art Furniture – Bar Stools and Matching Bar Table
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