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Handcrafted Wooden Stools

Each handcrafted stool is unique in design, size and grain pattern. The hand sanded end grain stool tops, available in Rowan and Wych elm, are carefully selected for their attractive grain colour and pattern. Using a hand auger three holes (mortices) are drilled through the stool top ready for the stool leg assembly. The stool legs, available in ash and wild cherry, are cleft in a cleaving brake using a froe.

Each leg is then carved and shaped with a carving axe and drawknife on a traditional device called a shavehorse. This makes stronger, lighter and more graceful legs than that produced by machines. Tenons are then formed on the legs using a tenon cutter (a bit like a giant pencil sharpener!). Once assembled the stool is lightly sanded and sealed with a natural walnut oil finish.


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