Lumber Club Marfa


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Lumber Club Marfa is a wood-working club of girls currently ranging in age from 7-14 in Marfa, Texas. We specialize in threaded, three-legged stools. A three-legged stool is designed to adapt, staying solid and stable regardless of the terrain. They are made to work.


Our goal at Lumber Club Marfa is to teach members to achieve that same adaptability. A piece of wood acts as the starting point for a contingent adventure in making a useful and beautiful thing. Never without struggle, the achievement of making every stool is a small monument to the evolution of the skill, craft and endurance of each maker: a three-legged victory!

Lumber Club Marfa was established by a dad for his daughters and their friends who were interested in learning how to make things using power tools. Members of Lumber Club Marfa meet after school on Fridays and learn the various tasks of selecting wood, cutting, sanding, drilling and threading required to build each stool.

As interest in Lumber Club Marfa grows, we are introducing each member to the additional aspects of the business: sourcing material, invoicing, photography, and shipping among other tasks. Stools are made from a range of domestic and exotic hardwoods and, when possible, utilize scrap lumber sourced from furniture makers from all over the country. Each stool is unique, hand-stamped and hand-numbered.

Profits are donated to a 529 education account for each Lumber Club member, commensurate with the number of hours volunteered by the member and at a starting rate determined by MIT living wage calculator for a single adult in Presidio County TX.

A Lumber Club Marfa stool won the Horace Hartshaw Award for the 25th annual juried woodworking exhibition (2018) at The Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, PA.