“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

…and Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Six or so months ago I saw this photo and loved the wooden stools and thought they’d be great bedside tables for the Lodge.  Finally I’ve been able to recreate them.  Buying the Oregon beams (ex Wellington Woolstores) was easy – see eight pieces below being stored in the room that will one day be our bathroom.  Finding someone to cut them a lot more difficult.  The answer was to post a job on NoCowboys.   I got a response from Sam (Sam James Designed) who did an amazing job.

And finally (damn, didn’t get the proportions quite right) here is my version.  Now that we’ve made them I know exactly what I’d do differently next time:


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