Flat Arch Stool


Made from high-quality birch plywood.

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About This Arch

A Flat Arch or Jack Arch is a common type of arch used in brickwork. It is similar to a lintel in its overall form but differs in that a lintel is constructed using one large piece of material whereas a Jack Arch is constructed using wedge shaped bricks. Lintels are large and heavy making them difficult to move often requiring multiple people whereas Jack Arches can be built by an individual.

The purpose of an arch is to provide structural support to material above the arch while allowing for an opening underneath the arch. A flat arch does not provide the structural strength or efficiency of other arches and therefore is only used to span small openings such as windows.

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Materials & Process

Material: 18mm (3/4″) Birch Plywood (B/BB)

Process: Machine Cut with CNC Wood Router

Finish: Sanded / Satin Poly


Metric: 280mm x 280mm x 450mm

Imperial: 11.02″ x 11.02″ x 17.71″

The Arch Series

Arches were first used to construct underground tunnels, drainage systems, and to span over windows and doorways. These arches could only support small openings as ancient walls were extremely heavy. Pointed arches were different. They allowed for thinner walls to be constructed due to vertical structural loads being carried more efficiently to the ground. Lighter walls meant more windows that could be taller and wider. Indoor spaces subsequently changed from being very dark to very bright. Arches became more decorative over time as structural concerns were easier to overcome. The thirty-two arches in this collections span thousands of years on all continents. You can easily find several types of arch walking around any major city. Arches provided an essential stepping stone in creating the world we live in today.

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