While I was in school at Oregon State University, I had an upcoming engagement to play guitar at a coffee house in Salem. I wanted to make a stool to sit on but I didn’t want to make a “regular ” stool. Perhaps it was the grand Oregon Oak tree I was sitting under while I ate lunch that inspired me to start the legs on one side of the stool, but end them on the other. You can see the result here. The legs and stretcher are made from groups of steam bent strips, sawn from one board, that were laminated together after drying. This gives the component high strength and structural integrity.