The origins of stools are lost in time although they are known to be one of the earliest forms of wooden furniture. These stools can still occasionally be found in old barns tucked away, though sadly unusable and past repair.
Like the chairs of this time, these simple stools are made using the green woodworking technique of setting partially dried legs into the seat. As the parts dry and shrink, the joints are held tight. Whenever possible these legs are formed by turning or shaving down with a draw knife from a simple branch.