Walnut poka-dot stool/side table
This stool was constructed entirely of scrap walnut. The leg consists of small walnut scraps which were ban sawed into discs then glued together with the wood grain running in the same direction – then turned into a pleasing shape on the lathe. The length of the scrap strips dictated the diameter for the seat. The seat and the leg were constructed separately then joined with screws. The poka-dots (plugs) came from scrap wood of various species. If there is an interesting portion of any piece of wood I come across –it is put to use – even if it is just for a couple of plugs. To increase the strength/stability of the stool a ½” threaded rod was added. The base (cast iron Christmas tress stand) was a cool find at a yard sale.
I enjoy creating with a dual functioning in mind - in this case a stool as side table or side table as stool.
To create the needed wood mass I laminated walnut scraps.
In choosing the walnut scraps to be used, considerable attention was given to the play of grain.
I am drawn to the imperfections in a piece of wood.
I was struck with the variation in walnut.