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There are stools and then there are stools

Ellis Walentine
Esherick was a sculptor and a woodworker. His stools were testimony to an amazing aesthetic, and worthy of emulating.

Regarding this particular stool, however you structure the legs and rails, the success of the design will depend on how it feels and functions. The design problem is pretty clear. Place a seat x inches above the floor, make it comfortable to whatever butt is anticipated, and support it adequately. The sub-structure matters. It cant be tippy and it must resist racking or it won't live long. I have serious doubts about stools that don't have rungs or rails keeping the understructure sound. I would have designed this differently.

My 2 cents,
Ellis

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