If you have an interest in Shaker chair-making, this little stool would be a good introduction to the process. It requires you to turn Shaker posts and rungs, to cut round mortises in round posts, and to weave a splint seat – all within the limits of a piece simple enough to complete in a single weekend.
THERE ARE COUNTLESS BOOKS AVAILABLE SHOWING ALL STEPS necessary to create wonderful jewelry boxes, but few give much attention to the interior appointments. I’ve always found that odd, since a beautiful object that doesn’t work well is basically just a piece of sculpture. Don’t get me wrong, I love all art forms and three-dimensional forms are among my favorites. It’s why I studied industrial design in college.