This stool, inspired by traditional tool manufacture, was created by using a single piece of oak, which is cut and steam bent in such a way so as to create the stools four legs. The leg component is then attached with a mortise and tenon joint to the simple board seat pan.
Inspiration, first sketch and tools. From concept to finished parts, it took several months of experimentation and refinement to the design and tools to achieve the final outcome.
After developing and mastering the process to create the stool, I pushed the concept further and created a coat stand manufactured from a single piece of oak.
Due to the length of the legs it was necessary to add structure to ensure stability, this took the form of a small accessory tray. All additional detail was kept deliberately minimal so not to detract from the main structure.