By P.A. Geddie

Randall Ricketts of Lindale, Texas, is a furniture designer and woodworker. He makes sleek three-legged stools in the style of traditional craftsmen.

He works primarily with salvaged hardwoods including native Texas woods like pecan, mesquite, and walnut.

In making his furniture, Ricketts, strives to bring out the natural beauty in the wood and shapes each stool by hand. He turns the legs on a lathe and finishes each piece with tung oil.

Every one of his stools are functional, comfortable, and beautiful works of art designed to use and enjoy for a lifetime.

Ricketts says it was important that his creations are timeless and that the design will hold for many decades.

The stools are perfect for use at a kitchen counter, desk or cafe table. Guitar players also find them perfect to sit on whether performing on stage or practicing in the garage.

Ricketts sells his stools at art markets around Texas and is often accepted in juried shows. He sells his work by appointment as well. Visit his website gallery to see more of his pieces and get more information at www.randallrickettsdesign.com.

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