Another Country’s wooden stool manufacturing
Published on October 15, 2015
This three-legged stool is their take on a familiar seating archetype. Its simple, hardworking form has informed the style and manufacture of their entire first collection of furniture: Series One.
Stool One is a classically versatile object; it can be employed as primary or secondary seating, as an occasional, bedside or sofa table – its always useful to have one around. Made from beautiful solid oak, its three turned legs are attached to the seat using a peg system, which is visible on the seat and provides the stool with a handsome craft-inspired detail.
Another Country uses a traditional wood oil finish followed by wax, applied by even application to the timber planks. This finish seals the pores of the timber, enhancing the natural structure of the wood and forming a water repellent protection against everyday wear and tear. This finish deepens the natural colour of the timber. One important benefit of this finish is the relative ease with which damage is repaired, as the timber can be reapplied with wax at any moment.
Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture by hand in workshops in the UK and Portugal. They believe in good design, longevity, sustainability and quality at fair prices.
In Portugal they manufacture one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto. They filmed one of their visits to show you how their stool is made…
The workshop is unique in being climate controlled, ensuring their furniture is made in an optimal environment. Whether they made in the UK or Portugal, they always select FSC certified solid woods. The workshop is heated entirely by the wood off-cuts it generates.
They combine traditional methods of making with modern technology to ensure that each piece is made with great care, attention to detail and precision. Every piece is hand assembled and hand finished. And finally, each piece is quality controlled before leaving the workshop.
We really believe you can not make furniture in a better way than this. We hope you agree.