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From making your own dowels to weaving the seat, these two projects share many ofthe same techniques. rom the start, 1 planned to build a footstool to go with the Shakerstyle rocker on page 26. Besides being a nice place to rest your fect, the stool features many of the same techniques used to build the rocker. So if you'd like to practice some of these before yOll "work up" La the rocker, this is the perfect project. MATERIALS. Since the idea was La match the footstool to the rocker, I ui;Cd hard maple.

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