Is This Stool Salvageable with DIY Fixes?

Is This Stool Salvageable with DIY Fixes?

Regina Yunghans
Apr 16, 2012

Q: I rescued this stool from the side of the road: It's pretty sturdy, but the wood top part is split completely, straight down through where one of the legs slots in. The legs are flaking paint, and I'd love to be rid of the seat cushion entirely. The wood seems to have some tiny black spots on it and the metal is a bit rusted in places and I'm wondering if this stool is salvageable?

How can I tell if it has woodworm or mold? Any ideas? My desire would be to remove the seat cover, glue the stool top together, clean the rust off, remove the old paint, and repaint the wood in wood stain, and use it to display some items in a corner somewhere. Thoughts? Any hints and tips about the equipment I'll need to carry out these initial DIY fixes?

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