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Guitar pick stool

Hi Paul. First of all - thank you for your super inspiring videos. However, I’m still trying to find a replacement for the rabbeting bit and the roundover bit, as here in europe we use the metric system. Can you help me out here? I mostly use CMT router bits with 8mm shaft.

Very disappointed

Not enough information about the construction of the project. The template is not the full size of the project. The stool looks amazing, but very disappointed with the plans. Not worth the money.

Hi, You purchased the digital version of the template, you need to print at 1:1 or 100% scale or take to a print shop and request the same. This will print the template at the correct size. We have 2 step by step build videos on our YouTube Channel -

I thought the digital files would be SVG files for each piece but it’s a scan of the hand drawn plans. Easy enough to draw over in illustrator to tweak measurements and create SVG files from though.

Fun way to spend a Saturday

This class is amazing. From the start, Paul and Aimee answered all my questions and accommodated my specialized requests.
Upon arrival, We were met by our instructor, Daniella, who’s passion for and knowledge of woodworking and epoxy is immediately apparent.
Day one was choosing the wood, some slight sanding, mixing the epoxy, choosing a color and pouring it.
Day 2 was sanding, fine tuning, oil finish and leg attachment.
All so enjoyable that even though I don’t have more space, I may sign up for another class anyway!!


As good as it could get. thanks.

The boards are gorgeous.

Loved my wooden art!

Received item in perfect condition, it made a great addition to my room after I decorated it!

Ready to go again

Plans look good. I've already built chair no 9, and the plans are similar, just a narrower seat and the front legs maloof joint smaller making the leg a bit further forward. Big job now to make a set of 4. I think I'll make the front leg same size and placement as Chair no 9.

Template seems to have the necessary parts

So far I have used the templates to cut jigs and that is straightforward enough. Some critical measurements seem to be missing though - the spacing from the front spreader to the center spreader, from the center spreader to the back spreader, and the spacing between the 2 spreaders for the back are not included. I think there is some additional imformation that would be very helpful - the rabbets for the cushions are not detailed. Pictures, diagrams or videos would be very useful.

Awesome template

Fun project. Glad someone with your talent and knowledge is sharing so other can build.

Awesome stool

Great plans…..was able to them work out and create a nice stool

Template chair # 8

Extremely fast and friendly service oriented people at Canadian Woodworks. I can't wait to start working on this project. Thanks

Guitar pick stool

The digital template was excellent. I made myself a 1/2 inch grid on the blank template and then I transferred that to a 1 inch paper grid which gave me the actual size of the stool. I find the seat is a bit too big so I will downsize it to maybe 16 inches . But don’t get me wrong, I love the style of that stool, I will just make it smaller. I also love the dark contrast of the rounded corners of the Maloof joints and the seat which sticks right out . It’s a very good looking stool. I will be making one soon.

Chaise rocker

I have called and emailed about more details on the build based on plans provided. Plans are not detailed I would not purchase again

barstool/#8 templates

Well laid out, clear markings, easy to apply to a more permanent template. Looking forward to building these for the house

got the template and I thank you. it is exactly as expected. I am gathering materials and thanks to the great support from Paul, I expect to have a succesful
adventure. Thank you so much for putting so much into your attitude, videos and support.

Dining chair #9, & Low back chair

I bought digital templates for both #9 and low back chair, and progressing on #9.
The information provided is enough to make a bold start, the first challenge being getting the scaling right on your computer, mine was to resize in MS Paint by 47%. Printing off 32 pages, gluing to 6 mm MDF, then cutting to create the working template.
I found a You Tube video by Canadian Woodworks on making the #9 chair and this helped fill in the gaps of knowledge.
What isnt clear in the information is the total quantity of timber required, "X board feet" would help.
Once you get the wood marked out and milled it all goes quite well. The details list and watching the video several times gives a little confidence

The digital plans are great if you have some knowledge on what you are doing. There are several must have tools to make the chairs take the time to check on the tool lists etc.
I am happy with my purchase and project progress, I could see buying buy more templates in the future.


Great templates!

Quick shipping and the templates mesh perfectly with Hal Taylor's system.


Templates were easy to use and arrived in good condition!

Great Support

Just finished the final finishing coat of the first chair (5 more to go).

The patterns worked great and the enclosed instructions were a good reference, although I made some modifications to the process based on experience and shop setup. The video that is available on UTube was a good reference for some of the trickier work.

I had one question and Paul replied back to me within 24 hours. Overall a great experience!

Lemiski Additions

Great addition to the rocking chair a touch of style thank you so much.
Would like to see you put all your templates out with laser cut plywood option.

Guitar Pick Template

Had a blast building. The build could have been easier with a written cut list for wood and sizes. The video was great but for beginners we could use better instructions on the maloof joint and measuring. I have already started a second stool to correct mistakes. Thank you!!!

Plantillas de gran utilidad

solo me gustaria saber mas a detalle el angulo de la articulaciòn de patas y respaldo, todo lo demas OK, muchas gracias por el envio oportuno. saludos

Excellent Craftsman Ship & Customer Service

The owners of this business take special care of every piece they produce. We gifted some items to high end clients, and the feedback was incredible. We will be ordering more!

As described.

Plans as described. It would have been nice to have the pdf”s full size so they could be simply printed and assembled. Not a major issue but and inconvenience.