Build a beautifully crafted stool with this printed plan. Designed by Christian Becksvoort using a full-scale drawing, this simple cherry stool has all the elements of simplicity and comfort: square tapered legs, round rungs, arched rails, and a curved, upholstered seat. The 29-inch height makes it perfect for high kitchen counters or tall workbenches. The curved seat is a lamination of five sheets of 1/8-inch plywood. When the lamination is cured, it is attach it to the base. It can be removed and sent out to be upholstered, in this case, in black leather – or upholster it yourself in the material of your choice.
14 in. wide x 17 in. long x 29 in. tall
Extensive full-size and scale drawings
Step-by-step companion article
Christian Becksvoort has been a professional woodworker for 40 years and a FWW contributing editor for 25. “After all these years,” he says, “I still work alone. Each piece is designed, laid out, constructed, glued up, sanded, and finished by me.” He builds between 20 and 30 pieces each year, and they range from chairs, tables, and chests of drawers to lamps, clocks, and small sleighs.
Favorite furniture style? “Shaker, of course.”
Favorite rock band? “The Cowboy Junkies.”
He is the author of the woodworking classic, the Shaker Legacy (The Taunton Press, 1998).