Several years ago I saw a classic shop stool at a friend’s home. I liked the simple, yet elegant style and knew that the stool would be a nice addition to my workshop. I also relished the chance to make it by hand because of the challenging joinery.

After making a few of the stools myself, I offered the project as a workshop at The Joiners Bench. Four skillful and passionate woodworkers joined me in January for three full days of enjoyable woodworking and skill development. Take a look below at some of the photos.

I’m offering this workshop again October 24-26, 2013. You can see more details about it under the “Workshop” tab on this website. Space is limited to five people. Register today to reserve a spot be emailing me at [email protected].

Thanks for interest.


Classic shop stool made of walnut with flame walnut seat

Laying out the components.

Mortising the leg

Stretcher joinery ready for assembly

Draw boring the legs

Assembled stretchers

Tapering the legs

Men at work

Dishing the seat

Taking shape

Detailing the assembled stool

Finished at last