David S. Beach
Warren Pilgrim Stool
Richard Warren was one of the pilgrims that sailed to America on the Mayflower. One of his descendants approached me with a sketch of a pilgrim stool which is attributed to Richard Warren. This reproduction of the Warren jointed stool (original shown on left in photo below) is made from solid white oak. The overall dimensions of the stool are 18.5" high x 20.5" long x 10" wide. The stool is constructed with turned legs and hand planed aprons and stretchers using traditional pinned mortise and tenon joinery. The top of the stool (seat) features a decorative “S” shaped cutout. The stool aprons are scrolled and the lower stretchers feature chamfered top edges cut with a drawknife. The edges of the seat will be rounded over and then shaped by hand with files. The stool was stained an antique oak color and finished with wiping varnish, then waxed and buffed to a satiny sheen.
This is a copy of the sketch which was originally provided by my customer.