I have made a lot of furniture over the years, much of which I don’t own any more. Most of my current projects are “camp” or “rustic” designs. I am very fond of the Arts and Crafts movement and have built quite a few pieces from designs of that period.
This is my favorite camp stool design. It folds down small, can be made to any scale, and is sturdy enough to stand on. Just to clarify; these are my own designs and are not copied from anyone else. I looked at a couple, sat down with a pencil and paper, and created these. They are not copyrighted in any way and anyone should feel free to build them.
Here is how it is made…
Dimensions: 18″ legs, each half of seat is 5 1/2″ wide. This causes it to sit at 15 3/4″ which is the low end of “standard” seating which is normally around 17 3/4″.
The wooden truck topper. Click the image above for more details about this build or HERE to view the original post.
A noggin cup hand carved from maple. Traditionally used for spirits such as whiskey. It holds about 2 ounces comfortably
There was a time in the not too distant past when a cash economy wasn’t a very real thing and most of our ancestors made their own household utensils for daily use. Above are a couple whittled spoons in Osage orange and American walnut.
A variety of kitchen tools.
A few small mauls (spoon for scale) used around the workshop primarily for leather and woodworking tasks.