In the Sculpture Welding class I’m taking, the first project was to create a piece of furniture using the demonstrated welding techniques. So, I made a stool. I figured a stool is something I can always use in my studio regardless of how well it turned out.
Even though this is a welding class, I wanted to combine some wood into the project. The wood is walnut and most of the steel is 1” x 1/8” hot rolled. During construction of the steel frame I used a MIG welder, Hossfeld bender and lots of angle grinder sanding disks & cutoff wheels.
In designing this project, I took inspiration from Sam Maloof chairs. The front legs are straight while the rear legs have a curve and none of the wood sections form 90-degree corners.