|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 12-01-2008 10:49 PM||2073 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
As you can imagine, Carleen can have just about anything she wants, from the shop that is. So…... Why did she opt for a stool with nothing but straight legs?? It has definite Arts and Crafts attributes. The idea came from a stool I made more than 30 years ago. That stool also was made from Red Oak which I salvaged from a pile of pallet lumber. Anyway, here it is. The footstool is 15 inches tall by 12 1/2 wide by 15 1/2 long. The wood is Red Oak. The legs are 1 3/4 inch square and the lower apron is mortised and tenoned which are draw bored.The top is carving leather sewn to dark brown chap leather. The carving pattern was drawn almost at the time I did the original stool but was never used. At that time I was studying a bunch of Art Noveau and Art Decco patterns. With the design of this stool, it seems like I finally found a place to use it. Carleen wanted the steer head added so I re-arranged the pattern so it would fit. The sewing is hand done with artificial sinue in an ancient stair step style. The wood finish is a mixture of Trans-Tint Reddish Brown and Golden brown topped with Min-Wax Aged Oak gel stain. A coat of shellac was topped with 4 coats of sprayed on lacquer.
there seems to be a smudge of dust on the leg on the right. Oops!!
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon