Lolas step stool
restored with love.
I have a friend in Denmark Lola is her name.
Lola is not only a wonderful person a writer and a poet of nature, she is also the owner of this wonderful old stool, that is a family piece.
The stool was falling apart, so when I visited her home last year on her birthday, I offered her to bring it to my workshop and give it back life, simply for the pleasure of it.
Tired after years of use, it needed nothing but a gentle hand to fall apart.
Back piece broken.
A little love was needed.
First a straight cut.
The to glue on a fresh piece of wood.
And a little glue in the cracked other side.
We call this a lice. ;-)
So now you have lice in your stool Lola.
This is what we are looking for.
Old stools – old tools.
A few cuts.
Now fully functional.
A little patina in the shape of stain.
The old screw holes are filled, to secure a strong joint after.
Wood glue and all that’s needed now is to mount the bag piece.
The chair have a hinge part that looks like this, but one is missing.
So a piece of metal tube.
A wood core hammered into it.
Fast sanding and shaping.
Now just to be mounted between the bag and seat parts.
The rest of the stool are torn gently apart.
At the same time I make a 1:1 drawing so I can make a copy one day.
Interesting to see the old dovetail joints, really not the most beautiful job I have seen…
All is fine on the surface I guess.
Gluing after cleaning them up.
And bang them into place.
Using a mallet that my wonderful friend Jim have send me (thank you Jim).
A stool we have!
If you don’t get it, then feel free to laugh here:
After spending half a year in my workshop, the chair is now back home at Lola’s place, and missed.
Thank you for watching Lola’s chair getting back to life, this blog is for you dear Lola.
Next time you will know how to do it your self. ;-)
Hope this can bring some smiles.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.