Expert Advice: Custom-Crafted Stool

“When I visited Andy Cole’s studio in Russiaville, Indiana, last year, I was impressed with the beautiful wood slabs he uses and the construction techniques that highlight his works—all solid mortise and tenon joints and no nails! I love the sleek, minimal lines and the blend of American Shaker and Asian elements in this piece.”

Chip Kalleen, owner of Kalleen & Company

Wooden stool, $1,324, Cole & Sons Inc.,

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue.