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.
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.
The finished stool
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.
The legs and bracing strut assembled
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.
Showing the detail of the rounded edges and grain patterns