This is a newly designed barstool. It is made from mesquite and features a bentwood laminated back leg that sweeps up to the back rest, where it is sculpted into it. This was quite a challenging bend with the curves, but the end result is just beautiful. Even though it is a three legged barstool, it is quite sturdy and allows for easy movement in and out of it. making it only three legs, meant that it wouldn’t use up a lot of room as well. The front legs have a bow to them for added leg room. The seat was slightly carved and we made sure to show off the unique joinery where it joins the front legs and back leg. Scott hand shaped the legs into the brace, so that everything would flow.
This barstool got a lot of attention at our CA show and resulted in a customer order out of cherry and two sets of friends wanting them as well. We are very pleased with this design.
Here you can see the bow in the front legs. Plenty of room to rest those feet on the cross piece. The backrest was shaped to hug your back so you would be comfortable and supported.
The beautiful back sweep of this piece is a dramatic effect and adds an artistic element.
Close up of where the back leg joins with the backrest. Scott sculpted this area into one another to make them flow and be more pleasing to the eye. Hand sculpting and shaping is labor intensive and very time consuming, but adds beauty to a piece and makes them more sensual to the touch.
Seat ready to carve and shape.
Test fitting the back leg into the seat. Got to get it in just the right spot for everything to work out.
The backrest being test fit to see how to shape it.
Now the backrest is ready to be cut and then hand shaped before being put on the back leg. Then it will be glued onto the barstool for the final glueup stage, then everything will be hand sculpted, shaped and sanded to form an incredible looking barstool.