The parents wanted a toy box that would stay with their young son even after parted from the family home as an adult. The base joinery gave this box a solid foundation with the parts locking together.
The box is built with cherry, ash and cedar for the bottoms and includes a hidden compartment. Finish is hand rubbed tung oil. The top is supported with friction lid stays.
When I was asked if I could make some stump stools, I did not know what they were. After checking on-line I thought I had to do better than what I saw. These stools were given a lighter appearance and a touch of refinement by adding these delicately shaped legs. It also makes the stools a bit more stable. The main body is from a salvaged ash log and the legs are also ash.