Why Stools Are More Than Just a Gardening Tool?
Stools are treated differently than the rest of the best garden furniture. The fact that they are referred to as gardening stools just as frequently as garden stools gives you a hint. That is, they are gardening stools.
And this is a major reason why many people regard garden stools as work accessories rather than items for rest and relaxation. Something to perch on while digging, weeding, or planting to alleviate the strain on your legs caused by crouching or kneeling.
People look for different things from their garden/gardening stools than they do from other outdoor furniture because of this practical purpose. You want a mix of style and comfort when it comes to other things to sit on outside, such as armchairs, loungers, daybeds, and sofas.
After all, if you intend to spend quality time in your own garden enjoying the sunshine, you want something that feels good beneath you. At the same time, people frequently want to make a statement with their best garden furniture. They want it to be an aesthetically pleasing addition to their outdoor space. Many people are willing to spend money on luxurious examples of hand-crafted, high-quality furniture not only for their homes but also for their gardens.
But would you go that far for a gardening stool? When you look at a lot of the products on the market, you get the impression that the answer is usually no. Form definitely loses out to function. Gardening stools tend to prioritise utility over all else.
Reclaiming the Look
Polished concrete is an intriguing material for making the best garden furniture. Concrete is well-known as the grey, solid, lumpen epitome of modern urban sprawl. However, polishing the surface of the concrete to an ultra-smooth finish simply changes its appearance. The surface shines with the reflective lustre of wet pebbles in a stream, rather than a dull, lifeless grey. The surface has the reflective lustre of wet river pebbles.
Furthermore, because concrete is moulded rather than assembled or carved, it is ideal for achieving shapes and forms that are not found in garden furniture made of other materials. For example, this Pinterest stool idea has the simple elegance of a chess piece.
Similarly, sculpted concrete ‘pebbles’ appear to have been scooped out of the aforementioned stream and magnified several thousand times by some futuristic ray gun if you prefer more organic forms.