This sturdy 20" high oak stool (circa 1660) was measured from a piece in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is identical to the original, down to the very last peg -- a superb reproduction.The 18" x 12" top makes it ideal for use as an end table, plant stand, or as extra seating. This is a fascinating history lesson in the art of woodworking in the 17th century. The stool is fairly easy to make even for the beginner. All joinery is shown in actual size, curved workpieces are all in full size and you can measure and trace straight from the drawing. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list and there is a detailed exploded diagram. All hardware requirements are provided. The exploded diagram is so detailed that project specific assembly instructions are not provided.