Minimal Stool


Poplar, milk paint, polished aluminum, finger joint construction.

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Minimal Stool is solid 2-inch poplar that has large finger joints that connect the back to the seat.  The Minimal Stool back and seat are ebonized with black milk paint.  I use the Real Milk Paint company. .   Lathe work in the seat has a is dish shape to it for comfort.  The front support is 6061 aluminum that has a mortise and tenon connection to the top, The legs are 2″ x 2″ solid aluminum that I shape on the bandsaw, sand and polish to a mirror finish.

The legs connect with 6061 aluminum round stock.  The footrest has two smaller aluminum bars connecting it to the back. This piece has a very simple modern design that features a black and polished aluminum look.  This piece is quite different from in the fact that it is much heavier and bulkier than the Bright Red Stool for instance.  In the future I would like to explore more minimal work like this Minimal Stool.   I enjoy simple clean design in all projects but particularly in mine.  This stool will last forever because it uses traditional joinery in this case a large finger joint.  The back features a simple cut revealing a clever profile.

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