Posts by Mitch Roberson

Mitch Roberson is a writer and woodworker who runs Furnitude (, a blog about handmade furniture. A furniture maker for over 20 years, he works in the Arts and Crafts, Shaker and Mid-Century Modern traditions. Mitch’s work has appeared in Fine Woodworking, the Tennessee State Museum and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Find me on Instagram @furnidude.

Finishing a Tage Frid-Style Three-Legged Stool

view of stool from top

The Tage Frid-inspired three-legged stool is a challenging project that will stretch your woodworking skills. Learn how to trim the wedged tenons, do a final sanding and apply finish to this beautifully designed stool.

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A Foolproof Method for Gluing Up a Three-Legged Stool

Ready to glue up the stool

We’ve come to the big moment in building our Tage Frid-inspired three-legged stool — putting it all together. All the parts are shaped and sanded to 150 grit. The wedges are ready. The challenging part of this process is that you have to glue up the legs, stretchers and seat all in one go and most of this glue-up happens upside down (the stool, not you!). Bring it on!

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How to Make Wood Stretchers for a Stool

Test fitting a stretcher

Learn how to cut the joinery and shape the stretchers for the Tage Frid-style three-legged stool. The stretchers are made with traditional chairmaking techniques that can be applied to all kinds of chairs.

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