Shop Stools, Revisited on

It’s official! I’m now a contributor to the Craftsy woodworking blog.

My first article, fittingly, is about shop stools. In the article, I discuss some basic principles that make a good shop stool, then provide some practical ideas backed up by photos from the Shop Stool Build-Off.

Read the article on the Craftsy Woodworking Blog.

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Buzz About the Shop Stool Build-Off

It’s not too late to register for the Shop Stool Build-Off!

More than eighty woodworkers have registered for the Shop Stool Build-Off and some have let their enthusiasm spill over, as evidenced by the buzz surrounding the event which takes place this Saturday (January 25).


I’m not the only one blogging about the event. Here are all the blog posts about the Shop Stool Build-Off of which I am aware.

Alexander Karu

  1. Planing and Prep Work
  2. Preparation for the Shop Stool Build-Off

Andrez Boczek

  1. Ogólnoświatowa akcja budowy stołków warsztatowych – mój projekt (Shop Stool Build Off)

Chris Wong

  1. The Shop Stool Build-Off
  2. Need Some Ideas for Your Shop Stool?
  3. Designing My Shop Stool
  4. Shop Stool Design #1: Slick and Simple
  5. Shop Stool Design #2: Slick and Nearly as Simple
  6. Prizes for the Shop Stool Build-Off
  7. Shop Stool Build-Off: Upping the Ante

David Picciuto

  1. Weekly Woodworking Wrap-Up Review #2

Derek Olsen

  1. Shop Stool Design.
  2. Pick Your Seat.
  3. Refining Ideas.

Dyami Plotke

  1. There Are Events Afoot

Jamie Hubbard:

  1. # Shop Stool Build Off.. Part 1
  2. # Shop Stool Build Off.. Part 2. Day one (Saturday)
  3. # Shop Stool Build Off.. Part 3. Day two (Sunday)
  4. # Shop Stool Build Off.. Part 4. Voting has started

Jeremy Wright

  1. Stool Design Guide
  2. Stool Design Guide: Drop the Base
  3. Stool Design Guide: Have a Seat
  4. Stool Design Guide: Structure
  5. Stool Design Guide: My SSBO Napkin Sketch

Joe McGlynn:

  1. Shop Stool Build-Off Design 1
  2. Shop Stool Build-Off Design 2
  3. What I’m Not Making for Chris Flair’s Stool Build-Off

Marc Spagnuolo

  1. Shop Stool Build-Off

Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

  1. Shop Stool Build-Off
  2. Shop Stool Build-Off #2