Child's christening stool

Oak child's stool
Small oak stool dedicated for a christening
Guide Price: £80 - 100
Availability: Commission
Wood: Oak


9" x 13"
Reference FN 126, 7
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This pair of stools was made for two children christened at the Tower of London. The drawing of Tower Bridge is a copy of a sketch done by the mother of one of the children, and has been burnt into the wood using pyrography. The dedications are also pyrographed in to the wood - a technique using a hot wire stylus, created by passing an electric current through a thin element.

The legs are based on a Windsor design, and are fixed to the seat with through round mortice and tenon joints, braced with a cross wedge and glued in place.

The cost of a stol will depend on the amount of pyrography and level of detail. It could be reduced a little with a plainer style of leg, and joints that do not go through the seat. Rectangular seats are a little harder to complete than circular, so again this can affect the cost. .

The legs and seat are all oak. The seats are just over an inch thick, and are solid, single pieces of timber. The stools are finished with a couple of coats of cellulose sealer, followed by Yorkshire Grit wax, and finally a couple of applications of beeswax paste, leaving a matt finisn on the wood, but bringing out the beauty of the oak colouring and the grain patterns.

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