Single Stepstool

Project: Single Stepstool
Location: Eindhoven, NL
Date of realization: May 2016
Dimensions: 300 x 280 x 1100 (l, w, h)

 

This single step stool was used reaching items stored in high shelves or cupboards. The high back serves as handle and the hole allows the stool to be hung on the wall when not in use.
This stool is made from black cherry and has an oil-wax finish.

 

 

Prunus serotina
The fruit of Prunus serotina is suitable for making jam and cherry pies,[21] and has some use in flavoring liqueurs; they are also a popular flavoring for sodas and ice creams. The black cherry is commonly used instead of sweet cherries (Prunus avium) to achieve a sharper taste. It is also used in cakes which include dark chocolate, such as a Black Forest gateau and as garnishes for cocktails.
The wood of Prunus serotina is also used for cooking and smoking foods, where it imparts a unique flavor.
Prunus serotina timber is valuable; perhaps the premier cabinetry timber of the U.S., traded as "cherry". It is known for its strong red color and high price. Its density when dried is around 580 kg/m3 (980 lb/cu yd).

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