Anatomy of the Hornsey stool

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…. but what lovely parts.
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How did we get here?  Evolution reveals the long and winding road.

Top and treads are made from 12mm FSC furniture grade birch plywood. It is CNC* machined, then sanded by hand, then stained, then left to dry, then another light sanding, then clear lacquered… phew.
*computer numerical control, since you asked.
Nice word that. Each stool has 8 in total, 6 feet and 2 tube inserts to neaten the open tube ends, in black or white to complement the frame colour. They are made of tough plastic, Low Density Polyethylene to be precise. LDPE for short.