Ergonomic Foot Stool

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 07-14-2013 11:00 PM 1914 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little while ago I built myself a “High Rise Rocking Chair”. After using that for a bit it seemed to need a nice stool to go with it, so this little rig is the result. I call it an ‘Ergonomic Foot Stool”, and it is built to be used in at least two directions, open-sided so you can turn it around by sticking your toes in on any side. The legs are padded on the bottom with bits of ‘tool box liner’ secured with contact adhesive.

(Incidentally, I have found all sorts of uses for this foam rubber tool box liner material. For instance, instead of buying expensive shoe-liner footpads at the drug store, I use one or more layers of this material glued inside my shoes – dirt cheap and every bit as comfortable, and can be customized [by layering] to any degree desired.)

The stool’s underlying structure is oak, and painted to match the chair, the slats are varnished cherry, and are removable for refinishing when needed. My wife promised to make a cover for it if I wish, but so far I see no need for one.

I love my first High Rise chair, but since building it I have started another one – this one of African mahogany, and incorporating a few small changes to ‘improve’ the chair – and of course, the new chair will require its own stool too. My wife inherits chair number one since she likes it very much.

When will it ever end?

(Never, so long as I breathe I trust!)

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 11:17 PM

Great little stool Eric. I like the rounded edges and great paint job. Just don’t get your toe hung in between the slats. Haaa Haaa

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 01:56 AM

Great idea and looks comfy for the feet..

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 03:32 AM

Looks great and really comfortable!

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#4 posted 07-15-2013 04:37 PM

Looks comfy!

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 04:28 PM

It’s beautiful, great design and finish. Like the color too.

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