Shop Stool

No lathe? No problem. We built this shop stool using traditional hand tools and some power tool techniques.

Working in a small shop, I used to view a shop stool as just one more thing to get in the way of getting a job done. But as I’ve aged, I’ve come to appreciate having a stool more and more. And not just for sit-down tasks. Having a place to take a load off your feet for a few minutes really does make spending long stretches of time in the shop more bearable, as well as enjoyable. This is not just a shop stool, however. The casual styling makes it suitable for a kitchen island or tall table, as well. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of making it yourself. Ours is crafted from walnut and hickory, but just about any hardwood will do.

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What You Get:

  • 6 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 28 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
  • Materials List & Project Supplies Sources

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