The wooden stool has been a fixture of Australia’s daily life for millennia.
It’s the kind of thing that will remind you of the things that are important in life, says David Rutledge, an Australian woodworker who also works as an artisan.
Mr Rutledge says the wooden stool became the most popular in the Victorian town of Wairarapa, which has a population of more than 7,000 people.
He says the stool became so popular because it was made from a hard wood called pumice, which is hard to work with.
“There was a lot of pressure from the government, from the furniture industry, and from the people of Wairsaraapa to have a wooden stool for their dining table,” Mr Rutles says.
“The wooden stool just became part of the everyday, you know, everyday stuff.”
And that’s just where we have the tradition.
“It’s just the way we do it, it’s just our way of living.
It has become a sort of totem, a symbol of what we do here, a reminder of what the people who live here have achieved.”
In Wairsarapa’s Wairaraapa Town Hall, a statue of the wooden chair is hung in front of the Wairaratapa Chamber of Commerce.
It was the first wooden stool to be installed in the Wairsaratapa town hall.
The wooden chair was the most common wooden stool in Wairsaryaapa.
Photo: David Rutles Mr Rutle says it’s the tradition that binds Wairsarahapa to the rest of Australia.
“You know, this is a community that has been built around wood,” he says.
Mr Rutley says his family has been using the wooden stools in Wairarahapa for more than 40 years. “
They’re very proud that they’ve got a tradition like this and they’re going to keep it going.”
Mr Rutley says his family has been using the wooden stools in Wairarahapa for more than 40 years.
“I think it’s one of those things where it really is a symbol that you can go and do something with your feet that you really care about,” he said.
“When you’re at work, you want to do something you really enjoy doing, and the wooden stands at the Wortsarapa Town Centre remind you that you are part of something that matters to people in this community.”
Mr Nuttall is one of many locals who have been using wooden stoves in Wiresarahapa.
He is a retired electrician who runs a local barbecue joint and sells his wood stoves for about $2.50 a piece.
“We have a big community here in Wortsarahapa,” Mr Nutall says.
”We’ve got the old folks coming out here every day.
They’ve been coming in for about 30 years.
“I’m used to using wood, but I’m really excited about it, because I’m used for everything else, so this will be a great addition.”
The wooden stoke is a key part of a traditional Christmas tree, as well as being used to decorate the house.
“That’s the biggest thing,” Mr Wills says.
He said the wooden wood was also used for the traditional wooden fence.
Mr Nutton says his wood was used to make a tree and that’s why the wooden stakes were put in the fence.
“To make the fence, you’re actually going through the wood to make that fence,” he explains.
“So I just want to make sure I’m getting that wood and I’m making it right.”
Wiresarahap residents say the wooden chairs are a symbol not just of Wewsarahapa, but of their community.
Photo from Wortsaraapa Facebook page “There’s something about that wooden chair that’s so important for the community and I just love that,” Mr Natty Nuttall says.
Mr Nuttall has been visiting Wiresaraapa for years and says the wood is the most valuable wood he’s ever seen.
“There’s no doubt about it,” he agrees.
“If you think about it there’s something important in Wirsarahapa.”
A wooden chair in Wirstarahap.
Photo by: David Nuttall A local wooden chair used to be used for a Christmas tree.
Photo via Facebook page Wortsarinea Mayor David Wills said it was his dream to have the wooden seats installed in Wirtharahap Town Hall.
Wortsarahap is an old Victorian town with a long history.
It started as a small fishing village, and it is now a thriving town that has grown over the years.
Its famous for the old wooden chair, which was a symbol used in Victorian times for the village.
It is also home to a number of historical sites, including the town’s church and the Wirtharinea Castle.
The wooden chairs