Harriet Hodges says a Windsor stool is both a good beginner project and a quick exercise for more expert woodworkers. Tool and wood needs are simple, and the process of building allows for mistakes. She advises that you begin by selecting a design, and she explains how to dimension your stock. You turn the seat and legs on a lathe, and then bore and ream the holes in the seat by hand. Next comes fitting stretchers to the legs, and then assemble of the stool and leveling the legs. Her tips along the way include how to color code your parts so assembly is quicker.

From Fine Woodworking #125