Stool sample…

2 Jun
Sample/prototype stool produced in pine

STOOL SAMPLE: Sample/prototype stool produced in pine

And the finished product, slightly different in design, in French oak

And the finished product, with the design tweaked, executed  in kiln-dried, furniture grade French oak







As anyone who’s ever made anything – from a wedding dress to an engine – will confirm, there’s no better way to ensure the result than by producing a sample first. Which is why I decided to make a prototype when commissioned to make a pair of garden stools.

Wood: Kiln-dried furniture-grade French oak 

Construction: Hand-fashioned peg-jointed legs and runners

Features: Concave seat with drainage holes.  Anti-wet underfoot gliders

Colour: Blackfriars’ Light Oak wood dye

Finish: Rustins’ Satin-finish Yacht Varnish

Hours to complete: 115 (Approximately)

Cost of wood: £70.00

Selling price: £250.00 each


Hand-crafted peg jointed runners...

Hand-crafted peg- jointed runners…

Useful links:

Hooked on Hooks’ handmade hat & coat racks:

Hooked on Hooks’ website:

All handmade furniture, coat rack, and hedgehog house enquiries: Steve Gamblin at





2 Responses to “Stool sample…”

  1. Denise Derobe 17/06/2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Well done Steve. The stool has a very nice ‘zen’ look, the curved seat & drainage holes make it special….looking forward to having a sit!


  2. Alan Calder Rawlings 05/06/2014 at 6:03 pm #

    A beautifully crafted stool; the curve in the seat makes it look very comfy.


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