Sturdy Stool for Home or Shop
Comfortable and quick to build, it fits the workbench or the kitchen island
Synopsis: This cherry stool by Christian Becksvoort has all the elements of simplicity and comfort: square tapered legs, round rungs, arched rails, and a curved, upholstered seat. The legs are tapered on their inside faces and the corners eased with a router for a more rounded look. The seat rails are attached to the legs with angled mortise-and-tenon joints. Becksvoort turns the rungs on the lathe, but you could shape them by hand instead. The curved seat is a lamination of five sheets of 1/8-in. plywood.
I built this cherry stool with a leather seat to use in the kitchen, but to my wife’s dismay I kept carrying it out to the shop—it turns out to be perfect as a bench stool when I’m chopping dovetails. I’ve also taken it with me when I do shows, where I need a seat that’s comfortable all day long. It fits the bill…