Workbench stool?


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Old 04-18-07, 08:41 AM
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Workbench stool?

I'm reorganizing the garage and can't find a decent stool to sit on for my new workbench. Tried all the home improvement stores. Looking for something cheap and basic. Everything I've found is an expensive piece of furniture of the "bar stool" variety. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-18-07, 09:13 AM
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If you don't mind used things...I would look at garage sales and search on craigslist.com. You can find all kinds of goodies if you have the time.
 
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Old 04-18-07, 09:19 AM
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My wife got me this one for Christmas and I really like it:

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Mechanics+Tools&pid=00961828000&vertical=TOOL&subcat=Lift+Equipment&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes
 
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Old 04-18-07, 09:53 AM
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I use one of these.. It's great because of the swivel seat..
http://www.furnitureunfinished.com/product_info.php?cPath=120_145&products_id=380
 
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When I lived in fla I made one out of a boat seat and 2x2's. I really liked it but a swivel and casters would have been nice. I was 1/2 way to tenn when I realized I forgot to pack it and a brand new push broom I assume the buyer [of my home] enjoyed using both
 
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I have the metal Northen Tool stool. If you want cheap and basic, four legs and a round pad on top, try a bar supply store, or you may want to consider making one yourself.

Good luck,

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Old 04-19-07, 04:23 PM
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Thanks to your tips, I now realize there are lots more options through the internet. Must not be a high turnover item so not many stores stock them.
I like the links you've provided. I'm not skilled enough to make my own. (Not gonna try angled legs!)
Thanks!
 
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Old 04-19-07, 04:50 PM
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Dont know how high you want. get 3--4--5 of the drywall buckets out on the job. Take the handles off and slip one on one for as high as you want to go put just 2 sheet metal screw in each one at the rims. Now do what you want for the top I cut a round 1/2" or 3/8" plywood disk as large as you want . Bigger than the bottom of the bucket with just one small bolt in the center to go down in the top bucket. Into a 1/4"scrap inside the bucket with the bolt through that.peen over the blot a little so it cant come lose.
You cant beat it its all free. spray paint it if you want they look good
 
 

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