Stools were widely adopted in the house for their practicality, being primarily used as a portable seat both inside and outdoors. Another common use was as a step to reach a higher point. So the structure and joinery of the stool is designed to be weight bearing. All stools have a through transverse brace fitted under the seat using a mortise and tenon joint.
The traditional ease of use is just as relevant today. Because of their generous size, stools make excellent lounge room side tables and bedside tables. Pull two together for an instant coffee table. Being portable is an additional benefit when entertaining a large number of guests.
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