|Project by lethentymill||posted 07-09-2008 04:42 PM||4365 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This picture shows a Creepie Stool, which is often the first project tackled by evening class students at Lethenty Mill Furniture (and, indeed, it is also popular as a distance learning project). I have seen Creepie stools made of Spruce, Scots Pine and Pitch Pine; they are usually nailed together and often crudely formed and finished but, because of the inherent strength of the design, they last and last. Creepies are always different – and that is the beauty of the vernacular tradition.
My design is more complex than most traditional creepies. It does, however, nicely cover a range of cabinet-making skills. It is a good example of a complete piece of furniture where the natural expansion and contraction of the wood is not hampered to any great extent – one of the often conflicting objectives of the aspiring furniture maker.
-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture, http://www.lethenty-mill.com