Friday, May 07, 2010


Bought this pair of stools.

Same size. The smaller one on the right. Two of them

Looks like an amputated Panton S Chair doesn't it.

The lady at the shop was saying it's carved out of a solid piece of suar wood trunk. She went on to explain that the suar wood was a durable hardwood with fine bands of grains in a rich shade of dark brown. She likened the suar to mahogany. My eyebrow (left, to be specific) raised visibly. Similar grain and density she proffer. I heard the word "similar" loud and clear.

Found out from the company's website that suar wood is from a very common shade tree. The suar wood they use are sourced from fallen trunks and trees that are being removed for housing development or highway construction projects. Certified eco-friendly, apparently.

She could have told us the suar wood is actually wood from the common rain tree.

I never knew the raintree could have such nice grain and colour. There was an Indian national who was at the shop too. He was looking at another stool. He had wanted to ship one back to India.

Mahogany....isn't that the type of wood Gibson's Les Paul guitars are made of?


vulnerable toes said...

nice! but why only 2?

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the stool will be placed near the main door, to sit on when wearing shoes. two should be enough.

the shop was having clearance sale.

vulnerable toes said...

cannot sit on floor cos u might zao gerng?

.::: .: :.:. :.: ... ::: :. .::. .: :. ::. said...

the thinking behind placing stool near shoe cabinet was:
1. sit down to wear shoes.
2. can't reach top shelves of ceiling height cabinet, have a stool nearby will be handy.
3. we getting short sofa, living room may not have enough seats.
4. looks nice.
5. so i won't zao khng.