The Ripped Stools

These stools were a commission based upon a product in a catalog.  I built a prototype using plywood for the seat.

The seat surface was scooped out both to ‘friendly-up’ the look and make the stool more comfortable.  In doing so, the layers of the plywood were exposed, like geologic strata.

The ripped surface was not intended to reflect the production set of stools, but the client liked the look.

The legs are splayed outward at 10 degrees and are mortise and tenon joined.  The finish is red oak with about 12 coats of urethane to make the seat surface smooth.

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