Fi gure 486:1, 2, 3 shows a low fireside- or dressing-stool, with foam upholstery on a plywood base pocket screwed to the framework which can be tenoned or dowelled together.

In 487, one of a set of twelve stools, the solid seats out of 3 in (76 mm) African walnut were

dished by hand using spokeshaves and improvised wooden planes with curved soles. The foam padding was glued to the seat and the leather to the foam padding with rubber cement (upholsterers' rubber glue), with the leather eased and stretched round the sharp corners with a minimum of tailoring.

487 Bar stool in Rio rosewood, solid seat dished and shaped, covered foam pad and leather. Designed by R.D. Russell RDI. Author's workshops

488 & 489 Sturdy seating in stained ash designed for permanent use in the Bluecoat Gallery. Liverpool. England, but suitable for many other uses. Height of each seat is 18 in (45 cm). Designed and made by Hugh Scriven

Furniture Hugh Scriven

490-492 Folding stool designed by Adrian Reed at the Royal College of Art, 1982. The photographs show examples (left) in natural ash and (below) finished with coloured lacquer. Over the page are some of the working drawings

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