Shop Stool

  • Advertise with us
Project by michaelray posted 1669 days ago 1296 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A place to sit and contemplate mid-project “design changes”. Made from left over pine finished with Old English(?) stain and water based poly. Also serves as a small step stool. The front was curved with an old draw knife found at a flea market last fall. Mostly done for fun but it does make it more comfortable on the back of my legs.


9 comments so far

View Maveric777's profile


2687 posts in 1679 days

#1 posted 1669 days ago

That’s a nifty stool you have there. Its weird seeing this posted today seeing how im headed to the shop to build me something similar in a bit. Hope mine comes out as nice as yours. Good job.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View Monty Queen's profile

Monty Queen

1578 posts in 1854 days

#2 posted 1669 days ago

nice stool, you cannot get enough benches in the shop.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2276 days

#3 posted 1669 days ago

Nice shop stool.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View BarbS's profile


2433 posts in 2688 days

#4 posted 1669 days ago

That looks comfortable, and handy to have around. Nice job.


View Dusty56's profile


11639 posts in 2291 days

#5 posted 1669 days ago

Very nice project…thanks for the idea : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View sharad's profile


1063 posts in 2407 days

#6 posted 1669 days ago

Very useful and handy stool. What are the dimensions?

-- “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

View stefang's profile


12592 posts in 1937 days

#7 posted 1669 days ago

Just what I need. I’ve been putting off building some new shop stools. Your design looks like an easy and great idea. I am going to build them like that. Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View nmkidd's profile


758 posts in 1775 days

#8 posted 1668 days ago

Nice stool… the heck outta mine…....2 milk crates stacked together with a plywood top…..but they are good for two levels of work!

Good job on the stool

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

View michaelray's profile


195 posts in 2057 days

#9 posted 1663 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I may eventually make another with a possilbe tray underneath or another step that folds out.

Sharad -

The dimensions are 24” H x 20” W x 9” D. The 9” is the width at the bottom and it tapers up to about 7 3/4” at the top.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase