I wanted a barstool with a rotating top. So I bought a cheap lazy Susan mechanism and heavily routered out the seat so its concealed within the thickness of the top. I made this piece entirly out of smaller offcuts of American white oak. To disguise some of the grain differences and imperfections, I chose a vibrant red stain. But you can still see the nice layers of different chunks of timber, moving in various directions. For the foot rest, I built a steam box from an old electric stove, and bent a round ring from layered oak.

American Oak. Red Osmo stain. ø300 x 750mm

©Mike Pickles