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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- 6 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 28 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
- Materials List & Project Supplies Sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.