Initially built as an opportunity to prototype joinery for a bench, the Ridge Stool is a piece that has earned its place in my home. It sometimes serves as a place to sit while making a fire in the fireplace, while at other times it has served as an additional side table while lounging on a couch or as a place to put my feet up. This is a piece that will find plenty of uses while taking up little space. The stool is constructed out of only 4 pieces of wood. Despite this minimal number if pieces, its combination of bridal joints and what could be called open mortise and tenon jointery creates a structure which is massively strong. This highly geometric design has plenty of character and texture as each piece of wood displays its unique marks of its previous lives.