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.
In recognition of their accomplishments in the club, contributions are made to 529 education accounts for Lumber Club members.
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.