Japanese Inspired Stool

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Project by Josh Hall posted 06-07-2012 08:17 PM 1928 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first project i made when i started my university course in furniture design and craft, our brief was to design and make a stool using hand tools and traditional methods and techniques.
The design was based on a house in japan called the ‘Y’ house, and after development and making models i came up with the design you see before you.
The Stool is entirely made from Brown Oak with a Danish oil finish, with a coat of dark brown wax.

If you have any questions please feel free to message me


Josh Hall

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 08:35 PM

Beautiful stool, Josh…it immediately caught my eye when I opened the “projects” page. I’m drawn to both Japanese design as well as Arts and Crafts style, and this emanates the influence of both. Way to go…happy woodworking!


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#2 posted 06-07-2012 08:37 PM

Thanks Art,

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 03:22 AM

great looking stool. I like the Y house design of the structure. Its is very interesting and unique. the broad triangular shape on the side of the top is also a nice touch. p.s. your first photo is lit and shot perfectly.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 03:50 PM

Love the simple and elegant design of this stool. Yoku dekimashita! (Well done!)

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#5 posted 06-09-2012 06:26 AM

Have always loved the Japanese styling in furniture design, and Your stool is no exception ! Very nice looking build and it is something to be proud of. Thanks for sharing and be safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 01:15 AM

Wow. Your stool really caught my eye as well. Very well done.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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