Stools

I would be happy to discuss any customization of this stool including seating height, material preferences, finishes, etc.

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This 3 leg stool in a clean Windsor style would be a perfect addition to your home bar, dining table, music room, or woman/man cave, and is made to last for generations. As with all my work, material selection, and precision joinery technique are absolutely critical. I use no metal fasteners in my work.
The highly relieved, hand tool carved seat is stunning to look at and a joy to sit on with no pressure points. A unique design element of this stool is the angle of the seat. The back legs are slightly longer than the front legs, which pitches the seat forward slightly and provides better alignment of the spine compared to carved seats that have no pitch.

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A few notes on the joinery techniques. This stool is built using time testing joinery including tapered and wedged tenons for the seat to leg connections. The stretcher to leg connections are the highest stress points in a chair or stool and are given the most attention. I super dry my stretchers before they are turned on my lathe and leave them in the heat kiln until final assembly. This over drying of the stretchers ensures that when the stretcher is glued into an already very tight mortise in the leg, the stretcher tenons will swell up by a few thousands of an inch ensuring the highest degree of fit and strength.

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I assemble all my chairs and stools using high quality instrument maker grade hide glue. Hide glue is as strong as any modern glue and is non-toxic. Hide glue also has the benefit of being reversible if a repair were needed to be made down the road.

The standard finish for my chairs and stools is an oil/varnish blend. This is a very easy finish to maintain, is durable, and non-toxic once fully cured. To renew the finish, all you would have to do is clean the piece lightly with a diluted detergent, let it dry, wipe on more finish with a rag, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and wipe it off. The chair will look new again.

DIMENSIONS:
Width of Seat: 14″
Depth of Seat: 12″
Height : 25 1/2″ (I can make stools of any height, this is the height of the listed Stool)
Weight (approx.): 7-8 lbs.

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