Joint stool from stems & twigs

(Commander Cody)

This stool is made from white oak branches, great grain, great pain to work. Lots and lots of (liquid) hide glue/sawdust hole & crack filler, which does a pretty nice job of not being obvious and takes finish well. Scratch stock moldings. Pegged, no glue, the top is attached with screws via two shop made steel “L” brackets. I made the base while green and assembled it when dry and hard, boy does that make a difference when driving the pegs, felt pretty close to driving nails into fir (hint: straight grain pegs, maybe ¼” over length and hit them square with your fingers wrapped around the peg for support). Finish is a couple of coats of BLO top coated with shellac.

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