This is a real viking stool. We have many archaeological findings of this kind of stool. Lots of sizes and shapes, even some with a hole in the seat probably used as a toilet seat.The common characteristics of the stools is the D shape and the 3 legs. Two in the corners of the straight side and the 3rd leg in the middle of the round side. This stool is some places refereed to as the Lund Stool because one particularly intact seat was found in Lund.
To my knowledge we have no complete findings only the seat is found. So we need a interpretation of the legs of the stool. When we have no evidence of the shape of the legs this is my interpretation. The legs can have been turned on a pole lathe but I have no evidence of that.
Because we have so many findings of D stools we also have many kinds of woods used. I will say that it is okay to use any kind of hardwood and still call it authentic. For this stool I use black Cherry, I really like this beautiful wood.
Step 1: Tools needed
To make this stool I will use all tools that I have to my disposal. I have made some of this stool using only the "real" viking tools but for this instructable I will make it easy for me... and you if you want to make one also.
The Tools I used.
pencil or scripe
Step 2: Cutting the wood
As I stated in the first step we have so many different findings of the D stool so you are free to make your stool the size that suits your need. If you are not sure about the size you want make a template in paper first or just do like me write on the wood until you get the size you want. Your are going to plan the wood later anyway so it is no problems in scribing direct on the wood.