Step-by-step guide to making a stool

Step-by-step guide to making a stool

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You can’t get much more simple than this ‘three-legged’ ‘milking-stool’ reminiscent of one of the earliest forms of wooden furniture.

It seems like a good place to start, because who doesn’t like some simplicity in their lives and décor. This simplicity extends beyond its aesthetic and into its construction with flexibilities and a whole bunch of tolerances, affording room for mistakes and or customization.

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With all furniture projects, especially those with minimal designs, the key to having something lasting and nice (‘nice’ as in attractive, but also comforting) is to use high quality materials and interesting processes of assembly (like a ‘Through cross-wedged round mortise and tenon’), so do some investigative work and track down a ‘furniture grade’ timber supplier in your area and source a timber that will give your stool some street-cred (Bunnings is to timber as ‘Black & Gold’ is to lollies).

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