|Project by GnarlyErik||posted 150 days ago||621 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
A little while ago I built myself a “High Rise Rocking Chair”. After using that for a bit it seemed to need a nice stool to go with it, so this little rig is the result. I call it an ‘Ergonomic Foot Stool”, and it is built to be used in at least two directions, open-sided so you can turn it around by sticking your toes in on any side. The legs are padded on the bottom with bits of ‘tool box liner’ secured with contact adhesive.
(Incidentally, I have found all sorts of uses for this foam rubber tool box liner material. For instance, instead of buying expensive shoe-liner footpads at the drug store, I use one or more layers of this material glued inside my shoes – dirt cheap and every bit as comfortable, and can be customized [by layering] to any degree desired.)
The stool’s underlying structure is oak, and painted to match the chair, the slats are varnished cherry, and are removable for refinishing when needed. My wife promised to make a cover for it if I wish, but so far I see no need for one.
I love my first High Rise chair, but since building it I have started another one – this one of African mahogany, and incorporating a few small changes to ‘improve’ the chair – and of course, the new chair will require its own stool too. My wife inherits chair number one since she likes it very much.
When will it ever end?
(Never, so long as I breathe I trust!)
-- ''Woodworking has always been the best therapy for me!''