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Project by Chris Matthews posted 1243 days ago 1582 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife complained she could not reach the dishes in the upper cupboards and was tired of dragging a dining chair over. At the time I was looking at the work of Charles Rennie Macintosh and thinking about his designs, so that was the inspiration for this piece. Not as nice as what Charles did, but the no one steps on his work either. Piece is 36 H x 13 W x 8-1/2 D, Maple with carving in walnut.





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Terry Ferguson

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

This is very nice, Chris, and unusual, with a mix of sharp and soft edges.
I like the symmetrical squares at the lower area
that become random as they lead up to the striking dark carving.
Your usual high quality craftsmanship is evident.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1242 days ago

Very nice stool, Chris. Very contemporary and very artistic.
Can you describe the details of the carving and the insets?
Thanks.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Spoontaneous

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#3 posted 1242 days ago

If I knew how to build something like that and my wife stepped on it, I think I’d have to orchestrate a flogging. In the project photo (that gets cropped off) I could not justify that this was a step stool. Good looking piece of furniture.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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CaptainAhab

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#4 posted 1242 days ago

Anything inspired by CRM has to be a masterpiece!! ;-)
It is very cool!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1242 days ago

This is so incredibly mission! I love it! What are the dimensions of the stool? Is the back made to hang on to when you are standing on the step?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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CaptainSkully

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#6 posted 1242 days ago

That’s unbelievably lovely. More art piece than functional step stool. It’s too nice to stand on.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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