# Ryczka/Golden Ratio Stool made from reclaimed wood

 Project by Cobwobbler posted 08-07-2011 02:48 AM 3438 views 5 times favorited 4 comments

Today I decided to build a Ryczka Stool using the wood I’d salvaged from a pallet the other day.
First off, I needed to work out how big it should be. I’d recently read about the “Golden Selection” ratio, a ratio of sides that together form, what is considered visually most pleasing. The ratios are 1×0.62×1.62 .

First, I took three planks of old pallet 100mm x 19mm (4” x 3/4”) and butt together, this gave me a seat depth of 300mm. Now, this was my 0.62 ratio, to find the value of 1, I dragged up a maths lesson from the dark recesses of my mind to give me; 1 = 300 / 0.62
which gave me a height of 486mm.
Now the width,
486×1.62 = 784.

784??? This was going to be a wide stool! But I wanted to try this Golden Ratio doo da to see what it would turn out like. I made it rough and ready as it was for my shed, although I did run my block plane over the seat area, so it’s less of a pain. I also made it with simple hand tools.
There is more info and pictures on my blog, I’m new here but will move to my blog up to Lumberjocks soon.

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