Photos from The Medieval Siege Society’s post
Stan’s been busy again, this time with a selection of Medieval stools!
The first photo is a new four-legged stool, twice the length of his old one.
Then there’s a set of three-legged trestles, used for many things from table-top stands to work benches. Stan’s even found one illustration of a mason using a pair as a scaffold.
Next is a real oddity that is actually real…. A one-legged stool! Spotted by Stan in three illustrations from our period but they apparently go back as early as the Egyptians and possibly further! Stan says “Very useful when seated at a work bench, as for instance when sawing or planing you can move your upper body with the tool to gain a long cut.”
The fourth photo is a stool Stan “knocked out” for a child, from some off-cuts of leg from the trestles he made.
Finally, there’s a three-legged bench, which Stan made to see how stable they are. Apparently they’re fine!
Stay tuned for more of Stan’s work over the off-season. As you can see, he works hard, both on the research side and the actual carpentry, so there are bound to be plenty more photos over the coming months!