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phi stool

 

the phi stool is based on triangular geometries and chance operations.

 

together, forms are generated.

 

the surface of the stools are left un-milled, but sanded to reflect a certain stage of harvesting lumber, which is almost always unseen. 

 

tops are finished with a chance drip-ebonization finish, which reacts with the natural tannins in the wood.

 

the edges of the stool top are hand-hewn with a draw-knife. 

 

the legs are made of Fraxinus americana (White Ash), a very hard and resilient North American hardwood.

 

features through mortise & tenon leg to seat joint, and a dovetail housing joint (across the seat grain - for durability and strength).

 

made of Quercus rubra, Prunus serotina & Fraxinus americana (White Oak, Black Cherry & White Ash).

 

finished with 100% tung oil.

 

~14"w x 17.5"h

 

2015.