Tahquamenon Stool

A waterfall-inspired seat.

The Tahquamenon Stool is gorgeously modern and superbly highlights the beauty of bent plywood with it's waterfall design.  It takes it's inspiration from Michigan's Tahquamenon Falls which are a beautiful collection of cascade waterfalls just outside of Paradise, MI.  I'm a fan of this minimalist seat in the bedroom to take a seat as you slide on your slippers after a long day, next to the bed as a bedside table, around the dining table when backed chairs would be too much, in the living room where an unobtrusive extra seat is helpful, or in the entryway as a quick seat as you put on or take off your shoes.

Each one is handmade in my Leonard, MI studio.  I start out with 13 layers of real wood that I glue, layer, mold, trim, sand and finish by hand, to-order so each one is impeccably made and completely unique.  The curved plywood construction creates a stronger material than solid wood, so it can have a clean, minimal aesthetic.  Natural rubber feet keep it from sliding + protect your floor from scratches.  The satin, non-toxic, all natural oil finish creates a rich, natural look that’s durable and is water- and stain-resistant.  It’s applied by hand to ensure complete coverage, optimal thickness and a hand-rubbed lustre that holds for many years to come.

Handmade in about 4 weeks

  • Height: 17"
  • Width: 14.5"
  • Depth: 12"
  • Plywood Thickness: 0.75"
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Each stool is handmade from natural materials, so there will be some variation in color and wood grain.

You don’t have to take my word for it.  Here’s what one of my lovely customers had to say about the Alden:
"The stool is simple, sturdy and beautifully made.” - Janet