|Project by George Coles||posted 08-10-2013 06:21 AM||1676 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
This stool is made from recycled Ipil. It is the second of this series and I think I have it right now. The first photo (is shown in the upside down position) shows the foot rest assembly and how it is held into the legs with a half lapped joint. These foot rests are locked into place by the cross piece which has a dove tail into each foot rest. The more the legs try to spread out, (which is natural when weight is added to the seat) the tighter the joints lock it in. The leg assembly is recessed into the seat with a wedge tenon. The seat is hollowed towards the center, which does not show up to well in the photo.
This design has allowed me to build a stool with no nails or screws. The finish is my own finishing oil with two coats of Beeswax.
-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines