|Product Type||Side Tables|
|Dimensions||TALL 12"SQ x 23"H, SHORT 12"SQ x 18"H|
|Made of||Sustainable Wood|
The process used in creating our twisted wooden stools is quite awe inspiring to behold. When we first discovered these beauties in Thailand, we had the pleasure of witnessing it first hand. With multiple members of a village involved in the process, it takes a legacy of carving skills, passed through generations to create each stool.
Each begins from a large segment cut from the branch of a Monkey Pod Tree. The segments are rough-cut with a saw to remove the bark, and to create the general, more rectangular shape of the stool. This single, solid block of wood is then passed to an Artisan who is highly skilled in carving. With just a set of chisels, we watched as one man sat cross-legged on the ground chipping and carving the wood. Slow and precise, his steady hands sculpted near-perfect symmetry as he hollowed the stool’s center and carved the graceful twist into its sides.
Once he was finished, another artisan took the stool into a small studio to sand and chisel away any remaining ridges and hard marks left on the wood from the carving Artisan before him. He evened the entire surface to a smooth finish and passed the stool to the final artisan, or artisans. Grandmothers in the village give the stools their final touch by applying wax finish by hand.
|Shipping||Additional shipping fee applies (see item detail below). RESTRICTIONS: Cannot be shipped via express delivery. Cannot be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.|
|Additional Shipping Fees (included with shipping during checkout):||$10 Shipping Surcharge|
|Please Note:||Note: The wood grain, color and finish will differ due to the natural variations in each piece of monkey pod wood used to create these unique stools. Some pieces may also display distinctive natural tree knots that make each piece truly unique. Wipe with lemon oil to maintain luster and shine.|