|Project by FritzM||posted 07-25-2008 06:14 PM||2580 views||15 times favorited||13 comments|
Dimensions: 26”H x 14 1/4”W x 12”D
Wood: Birch & Walnut
Taking inspiration from Kaleo's stool, I built this prototype to evaluate dimensions, scale, proportions and joinery aesthetic. I used Birch because it’s cheap and the Walnut was what I had laying around. I milled the 8/4 Birch down to 1 1/4” for the legs, then tapered the parts on the bandsaw. Once tapered, I cut away the profile bevels on the tablesaw. Pre-glued the miters and then cut and installed keys for strength. I hand shaped the front edge of the seat slats with a heavier round-over in the center tapering out to less on the edges for entry/exit and sitting comfort. I am still toying around with several other options for the seat but this was what I came up with for this version of the prototype (others include slung industrial felt or tooling leather or a solid carved wood seatpan….). Because it’s a prototype I probably won’t put a finish on it. My original concept was to make a down and dirty version, tweak as necessary and then make a few out of all walnut but now that this version is finished, I like the mixed wood species….. we’ll see how the final version comes out.
-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)