Dimensions: the legs at ground level form a triangle with sides of 27,
18, 24 inches, the stool is 24 inches tall, the seat is about 20 inches long.
Materials: A large elbow of Silver Maple for the seat; a limb of Honey Locust for two legs; and a bent Birch branch forming the third leg.
Challenges, inspiration, etc:
Gloved & mittened hands created my greatest challenge. My shop is outside where the temps were in the teens to twenty degrees F over the weekend. Use of my pocket knife to shave down the tapers on the legs was particularly clumsy! I am inspired by greenwood workers and English bodgers–especially Richard Law (www.flyingshavings.co.uk). I wanted the stool to reflect my materials and constraints: limb wood, simple tools, zero budget, and outside “shop.”
Thanks for the great project idea! It was fun to participate!