What do you do when your favorite piece of furniture is something you found in the street—and you want another one? Here Jimmy DiResta shows us how he duplicated the dimensions of his favorite stool, then built a far sturdier version.
He manages to incorporate some otherwise useless but still-pretty walnut that he reclaimed from a scrapped project, and uses a don't-try-this-at-home table saw trick. (Always remember to heed Jimmy's warning: "I have been using tools for over 40 years. I have developed my comfort level with tools through years of experience. DON'T DO THE DANGEROUS THINGS I DO.") He also explains and shows you how he gets a fantastic weathered finish on the steel, among other things; there are tons of clever production tricks here.