Rectangular Stools

Basic oak braced and pegged stool

A flat-pack oak stool made from yet another tabletop.   This is in a medieval style, and is held together by sturdy oak pegs, but can be taken apart for easy transport e.g. to and from a reenacting event.

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Burr Oak Stool

Here is another braced and pegged stool in a similar style, but this is a rather more ornate one.   I started with a long piece of burr oak, with a lovely swirly grain.  I shaped two leg-pieces and a top, with a bracing strut and pegs to hold it all together without any glue. I cut semi-circular holes in the top, to make a handle so it can be lifted with one hand, once it is assembled.

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The finished stool

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Child's stool or foot stool

This is a lower stool designed to be used as a footstool or perhaps a side table.  It could also be used for a child.

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The legs and bracing strut assembled

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The grain will look good when it's waxed up.

Shown next to a normal height stool for scale. See the the echoes of its origin in the curved top, which I made by using a piece from the curved drop leaf of an old table.

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Showing the detail of the rounded edges and grain patterns

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