Simple Shop Stool
Ten pieces of wood are all it takes to make this sturdy piece of shop furniture. Then you can take a moment to plan your next move while sitting on this Simple Shop Stool.
As fun as it is to while away the hours in the shop, it’s a good idea to take a break now and then. And although my partner loves the projects that come out of the shop, she’ll give me the stink-eye if I show up in the house covered in dust and sweat. I don’t blame her. So one way to bridge the divide was to come up with a resting spot in the shop that’s comfortable (but not so much that I’d end up looking for a remote and a libation) and doesn’t take up much space. The stool you see here rings the bell in all categories. It’s tall enough that you can work comfortably at the bench and stretch your legs at the same time, yet sturdy enough to take the occasional unintended abuse. And really — who are we kidding — this stool is nice enough to take up residence in just about any place in your home as well as the shop. So look out, this project might end up in the house and you’ll be back in a lawn chair.
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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.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.