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Build the infamous and seemingly impossible Chinese stool with Bob Lang, in a special weekend class at the Popular Woodworking Magazine Shop.

Once in a great while, we invite readers into the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop to build a project along with one of the editors while we film a video. Back in 2010, readers joined Chris Schwarz and Glen Huey to make sawbenches and dovetailed boxes. This coming August, over the weekend of the 17th and 18th, I’ll be building one of these stools along with six of our readers.

Why this stool?

If you were a reader of our short-lived sibling publication Woodworking Magazine, you’ll recognize it as the cover project of the last of 16 issues, Winter 2009. If you’re a long-time reader of our blogs, you’ll remember that the original build didn’t go as smoothly as we intended. Class_5571It’s been one of the most popular projects I’ve made, judging by the number of photos I’ve been sent and the number of times it has appeared online in woodworking forums, blogs and social media.



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