wood stool

I first delved into wood working coinciding with a move to a rural property in 2014. I started to notice all the logs being burnt in our fire place. I had never considered wood before in such aesthetic terms but now I had a desire to save them. I googled and came across the $5 bucket stool challenge which involved making a cement top. My cement mixing skills were sub par and I eventually moved onto thinking about an all wooden design. After finding a wood round on the property I humbly asked Ben (the boyfriend) if sawing it in half was an achievable thing. His enthusiasm and help meant within a few hours the round was cut into two lovely tops and I went on a search in the log stack for the legs.

stool making

I learnt how to drill holes, how to secure legs, how to fill gaps and how to sand to an end result that looked and felt lovely.  In that process I gained an appreciated for devoting time to crafting materials and making things both practical and beautiful. I also learnt a major structural lesson; long thin, straight legs with a thick top meant a loss in stability.  

wooden stool

Back to the drawing board and this time, I decided the best approach would be to change one stand into two.

stool making

The smallest stand on the left, came from the very top and was  back to a basic form.  

The second stand, I altered the leg design to successfully engineer a sturdy stand and a happy beginning to my wood working journey.

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