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Folding stool or side table. Unique design. Handcrafted from solid Timber. Folds flat for storage.
First, a little history lesson.
This stool design originates in England from the very early 1970’s but is popularly attributed to the French designer Roger Thallon. Both versions had there own problems in terms of the design. The original, patent attributed to Adrian Read, had the hinges surface mounted, and to my knowledge, was never produced in commercial quantities. The later French version utilized a plastic hinge mechanism. The later version rarely comes up for sale through auction houses. Records that I can find put the pricing of the French version at 300 Euros or US$500.

Fully resolved new model. Unique design. The top diameter is 340mm, which is a little larger than previous iterations. The hinges are solid brass with 2mm thick leaves and made to my specification. The hinges are rebated into the top as well as the legs, as is good practice. The fasteners and pivot pins are stainless steel ensuring long life and a pleasing appearance over time. This version is 615mm high.

Folding stool or side table. 340 mm diameter top. 615 mm high. Constructed from solid timber. Folds flat for easy storage. A versatile, attractive and portable piece of furniture with finesse.

This NEW model is a big advancement on the design. I have been making this product for a while and over time the design details have evolved into the item you see for sale here.

The slick smooth action on this sturdy stool is glorious. The new hinges, I have had made to my specifications, improve the action and durability of the product and ensure that the item will have a life span far in excess of the original purchaser. I believe that this stool will, in time, become a sought after item. Ideal for apartment living when additional seating is required but space is small. Store them in a cupboard or on the hanging peg that is available separately.

This stool can be made in a variety of timber species. Silky Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood, Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak. Both the Silky oak and the Tasmanian Blackwood are depicted in the photos. Other species can be requested. There are two iterations of the top. Either round, or round with a curved cutout as depicted in the last photo.

I use an oil/wax finish on my products which is resistant to acids, alkalies, heat, alcohol and is easy to maintain and repair.

Made with love, in my workshop, by me, for you.

Product Category

Stools & Benches, Side Tables




Stool, Folding Stool, Tallon Stool, Reid Stool, Modern Design, Folding Table, Apartment Living, Small Table, Side Table

Timber Dimensions
A maker with passion

Timber Dimensions, Custom Woodworker & Furniture Maker in Wavell Heights from Wavell Heights, QLD
Woodworker, Furniture Maker
from Wavell Heights, QLD, AU


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