Shaker single-step stool
A quick-to-build classic that's sure to get used
Synopsis: This type of stool came in handy for Shakers who wanted to reach items in their tall standing cabinets, and it will come in handy in your house, too. It features a single step, with a dovetailed leg in front and a combined handle/leg in the back, with a brace underneath. A hole at the top of the handle makes it easy to hang for storage. Construction is simple; the stool is light and easy to grab and go, it can be painted or made in any wood species, and it’s built to last for generations.
The Shakers made the most out of storage space, both with freestanding tall cabinets and floor-to-ceiling built-ins. To reach into the tops of those cabinets required the use of a stool, most commonly found with two or three steps. Single-step stools like this one were not often seen. The stool features…