|Project by KnotCurser||posted 916 days ago||1513 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a commissioned piece.
While visiting Germany, a co-worker of mine and her friend fell in love with a stool they discovered in a bar. The stool was very used and very old. I was asked if I could duplicate the one she remembered. “Sure, why not?” She wants to give the stool as a surprise gift to her friend over the Holidays.
I started with a solid block of white oak around 10×19 inches and over 2 1/2 inches thick for the seat. The legs are around 1 1/2 inches square and solid white oak as well. This is one HEAVY stool!
I used through mortise and tenon joinery and also inserted walnut wedges into every tenon. Together with the wood glue this thing will NEVER come apart!
The legs are angled at five degrees and are around 17 inches long.
The entire stool stands 19 inches tall and is very comfy sitting in as well as getting up from.
Then I was forced to do the unspeakable – DAMAGE my work to make it look antique and worn! Oh the HORROR! I used many implements of torture until I got it to look really worn and many, many years old. Then I used various stains and even some ebonizing formula to get the various shades you see.
A few coats of paste wax and there you have it! I think it passes for a turn-of-the-last-century piece – what do you think???
Oh yeah – the last picture I was going to crop and then I noticed I caught my cat in mid-yawn! It looks like she is laughing her butt off over my stool!! ;-)
-- Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. - Thomas Carlyle http://www.ffrf.org