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

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