Simple stools

Slot-together

I've been experimenting making some different types of stool.  This one I saw an old Japanese man making, and thought it looked like a fun easily-dismantled stool. This one is in ancient elm from a lovely old orphaned bookcase.

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Rustic
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The next stools are made in a more rustic style, based on a solid hardwood top and rough-hewn applewood legs.

Take one recently-felled apple tree  . . .

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Cut the apple logs to length, and then split ready into pieces for shaping.   I love the colours in this fruitwood.

Using my old shaving horse and a restored vintage shaving hook, I shape the legs and taper the ends so that they can fit snugly into holes in the D shaped seat.

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The legs are fitted into the seat holes with glue and hardwood wedges.

the protruding ends of the legs are cut and planed smooth with the seat, and the front edge of the seat shaped with a spokeshave.

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Some finished stools. The fixed legs make them particularly sturdy and stable.

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