Though the review passed unremarked into the Internet night, I stand by my original assessment after examining the book's star stool: "... book full of hewing, hacking, rough tolerances, and an aversion to directions beyond what you see in front of you". The stool itself reflects the rough nature, yet still looks great as a whole. Look at the top of the stool:
|Extreme close-up of Stool Top|
|The Other Side|
I will let the rest of the close up pictures give you more detail on the joint stool. My final thought is, this stool is the real deal. I'm a big guy, and this joint stool is sturdy enough to hold me with ease. As a former coworker would say, furniture for grown folks.
|Joint Stool on Top of Lost Art Press Books|
|Yes, The Pegs Go All The Way Through|
|More Through Pegs|
|Note The Shadow Line|
The shadow lines on the back side are obvious. The relieved wood on the unseen side allows a crisp clean joint on the showy outside of the stool.