Hoosier style kitchen stool

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Project by Peter Knight posted 1718 days ago 1558 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Hoosier style kitchen stool, modified from plans that I found in a book. I think it was “furniture around the house” but I’m not exactly sure at the moment.

The original was 23” tall. Per the customers request I stretched it to 30” tall so it could be used to sit at a high counter. In the second picture, it is turned upside down, and can be used as a stool to reach that top shelf.

Made of Red Oak, (per customer request) and finished with a double stain of Red Mahogany under Ebony customer wanted dark…. but “interesting”) , and final coats of Deft’s Satin brushing lacquer. The double stain gives it some very cool depth, and makes you look twice at the color.

overall I’m pretty pleased with it.

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#1 posted 1718 days ago

A great looking step—stool.

A very interesting design. I might have to look at doing something like that. I extended my replacement cabinets to put 1 shelf higher that they were on the old cabinets.

My wife being height deficient might appreciate something like that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 1718 days ago

That is a great kitchen stool with multiple uses. The finishing is also pretty good.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 1718 days ago

Very nicely done!

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#4 posted 1718 days ago

interesting concept for multi-use furniture. Nice job

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#5 posted 1716 days ago

Peter, Very nice.

The plan was from Woodworker’s Journal book; “Benches, Chairs and Beds” which is a collection of articles from the magazine. I designed and wrote the original article in the June 2002 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.

I love seeing my projects built by others.



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#6 posted 1716 days ago


Thank you for your kind words.
I apologize for not taking the time to find the book so I could credit you properly.
Your article was excellent, Thank you.

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#7 posted 924 days ago

That is a great idea. My wife is short also and is always asking me to get the plates off the top shelf. I think I found a future project!

Thanks for sharing!

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