Wooden Footstools

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Our grandparents knew the benefit of a footstool in easing back strain and increasing support for your back and upper body. This fun collection of 10 wooden footstools not only gives you helpful support but also looks good doing so.

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Small Wooden Footstool

Small Wooden Footstool

MA902104-FLB-01

At 12” square and 10” high, this small wooden footstool is the perfect height and size for a footrest. Handcrafted with a finely carved “tree of life” on its surface, this stool is made of solid wood and can bear an average adult’s weight.

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Not many little footstools are as highly versatile as this one. Easily moved, it also can be used as a small side table for your coffee or as a candle stand. The removable legs allow you to use it as a tray. The “tree of life” design is a symbol that represents our connection with the physical and invisible, our past as well as our present.

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Wood Footstool

Wood Footstool

Wuhan City Xuanding Science and Technology Co.,Ltd

Made of solid elm wood and finished with environmentally-friendly paint, this footstool is eco-friendly, moisture-proof, and vermin-proof. Can support up to 1,000 lbs wobble-free. No assembly is required. This small footstool stands 6” tall and measures approximately 10” by 6”. 

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Multi Purpose Wooden Footstool

Multi Purpose Wooden Footstool

UKE.HOME

Crafted from 100% natural mountain bamboo, this wood footstool is easy to assemble and put to work. The bamboo ensures its weight is under three pounds but it can support up to 200 lbs of weight. The top measures 11” by 9”.

Designer Advice:

Ten inches of height allows your feet to take the strain off your back and the surface area provides ample room for both your feet to get a lift. The initial assembly should allow for extra tightening of the hardware once the entire stool is assembled. Can also be used in the shower for a footrest without water damage.

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Rustic Wooden Footstool

Rustic Wooden Footstool

EKDJKK

While this lightweight footstool has a rustic and retro design, it also has a smooth surface with rounded corners and edges to prevent scratches and clothes snags. Anti-slip rubber pads come attached to each leg for extra stability and security. Made of natural environmentally protected wood.

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Teak Wooden Footrest

Teak Wooden Footrest

Linon

This wooden footrest is made with a durable Meranti wood construction in an acorn-color finish. It requires assembly using common household tools. The support area measures 21.5” square with the high end measuring 13.5” high. Also comes in a 100% polyester material, available in red or white.

Designer Advice:

The Adirondack style of this teak footrest is perfectly suited for outdoor use with your deck chairs, but also works well indoors as a footrest. You can position either the high end or the low end against your armchair for varying degrees of support with its subtle degree of curve. Color can be changed by refinishing the stain.

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Elephant Wooden Footstool

Elephant Wooden Footstool

Wonder Arts Export

At 10” high, this charming elephant footstool is made of mango wood and measures eight inches round. Handmade by Asian Indian craftsmen, the elephants are stained dark brown with gold paint detailing on the back, uplifted trunk, ears, and head and side decoration.

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Let the flattened back of this whimsical elephant carry the weight of your resting feet. This stylized elephant carving adds an exotic touch to your decorating. Its unique design personalizes any room and adds interest while adding support. Not recommended for adults to stand on. Master artisans handmake each stool which creates slight natural variations. 

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Small Hardwood Footstool

Small Hardwood Footstool

QIANLI

Able to carry more than 800 lbs with angled legs for greater stability and support, this solid elm and walnut wood footstool only weighs a surprising 4.4 lbs. The stool is constructed entirely without nails or glue and is joined with wood dowels.

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Ethnic Wooden Footstools

Ethnic Wooden Footstools

Lalhaveli

At 11” square, these wooden footstools give you enough surface to comfortably rest your feet on but are sturdy enough to hold a person’s weight. They are also the ideal height for resting your feet on and are easily cleaned with a soft cloth or brush.

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These beautiful tables are handmade and hand-painted. Originating in India, they are called “Chowki” and used in worship places, wedding ceremonies, and as low seats. The Parisian blue border along with the yellow and orange accent colors in the motif design is also reminiscent of some Scandinavian folk designs. The design would look on point in either an Indian- or Scandinavian-inspired decor. 

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Book Spine Hardwood Footstool

Book Spine Hardwood Footstool

Sea Island Imports

This acacia hardwood footstool is only one of a selection of unique footstools with an identical leg structure but delightfully different seat tops. They all measure approximately 11” square and 11” high. This stool features four hand-painted book spines on its surface.

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Tree Stump Wood Footrest

Tree Stump Wood Footrest

WELLAND

Reclaimed cedar stumps and roots are finished with an easy-care natural lacquer finish in these true one-of-a-kind footrests. Each piece is carved retaining its natural shape and color. The average size measures 13” by 12” and stands 14” high.

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Wooden Footstools

Buying Guide

Wooden foot stools are handy for a variety of different uses. There is the classic inscription for a two-step stool that runs, “Helps me reach the things I couldn’t, and lots of things I really shouldn’t.” While not strictly a foot stool, although it could function as such, it does get one started on the uses of a wooden foot stool. It can be used to reach things that cannot otherwise be reached – that just out of reach book or kitchen item on a tall shelf – but are too close to merit getting out a real step ladder.

The Simplest of Wooden Foot Stools

A very common use of a wood foot stool is ergonomic. It is extremely bad for circulation to sit all day at a desk in a chair that is too tall. A simple wood step stool, just a board across two two-inch by four-inch boards, can make all the difference in the world to the amount of fatigue that is felt at the end of the day. Such a simple stool can be placed where desired without effort and stored at the back of the knee-well of a desk should a taller person want to sit there.

Charming Three or Four Legged Stools

A three or four-legged stool that is a bit taller than the under-desk foot stool can act either as a seat or as a comfortable place to prop your feet for a moment’s rest between chores. A bit of whimsy can be added by carving the seats into animal faces or shapes. Some stools of this nature can be more elegantly shaped and given high gloss to move them out of the kitchen or nursery realm and into the sitting or living room.

Upholstered Wooden Stools

Add to the comfort of your wooden stool by selecting a model that is upholstered. While your feet might not remain on that stool for very long, your enjoyment can be increased by a little softness under your ankles. The upholstery can also be coordinated with other furnishings in your room, for a pleasant, over-all effect.

Adjustable Height Embroidered Foot Stool

Show your good taste and your practicality with an embroidered foot stool that can be adjusted to be either that under-desk foot support or a place to put your feet up for a little relaxation. This elegant foot stool could easily take its place in a Victorian, shabby chic or Boho décor. It could even settle into a country living retreat.

Regardless of your taste in footstools, they are a time-tested simple solution to creating comfort. Whether you are making up for a lack of inches when trying to get comfortable in a desk chair, or enjoying a place to put your feet up at the end of a long work session so that you can truly rest before the next round, wooden foot stools are an easy, fun solution to simple needs. And yes, they can help you reach a few things you couldn’t.

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Small wooden footstool

Traditional footstool in neutral form. It is completely made of wood. Functional accent for all kinds of interior as needed.

On reserve for cottagecollection rustic

On reserve for cottagecollection rustic

This small rustic stool is a great combination of functionality and charm. Attractive colors, a smart whole in the seat and a wide range of applications creates a great piece of furniture for many occasions.

Hardwood Footstool--unfinished

This footstool sports simple design - four legs, square top and reinforcing base slats - together with unfinished wooden surface, and that's just fine, because you can finish the piece the way you like it.

Vintage wooden stool primitive wood

Vintage wooden stool primitive wood

This antique wooden footstool enchants with its simplistic, natural form, being a great proposition for the fans of the rustic or vintage style. The saddle-like construction features also practical footrests.

Vintage 1920 rustic wooden farm foot

Vintage 1920 rustic wooden farm foot

Research shows that we spend an average of 9 hours a day on the sitting position. A good, small wooden foot stool, stylized as an ancient specimen - will combine beige and brown shades in a simple, traditional form.

Darice 91301 Unfinished Pinewood Stool

If you like raw, Scandinavian style, this minimalistic piece of furniture is dedicated special for your interiors. You can used it as a seat, footstool or miniature coffee table. It is made of oak wood.

Foot Stool Poplar Wood Maple Stain 6" Tall Mini (Made in the USA)

Mission style mini stool, crafted of poplar wood with maple stain; it is definitely more stylish than ordinary plastic stools. It has bracket shaped base and rounded corners of its top. It is applicable for numerous household uses.

Vintage wooden foot stool wood stool

Vintage wooden foot stool wood stool

This simple in its uniqueness vintage footl stool has a brown, milk chocolate shade. It is very low and has a round seat - while its legs are slightly ribbed. In this way, it can also be used as a place for a pot, books or just a decorative patio element.

Wooden step stools

Made from bright wood, this rustic wooden step constitutes a practical solution, wherever you need to grab something from the tops of your interiors. Its universal design will fit into both traditional and more modern decors.

Vintage Step Stool - WintersCottage Hand Crafted Vintage-Style Wooden Step Stool Perfect for Children and Adults - This Wood Stool is Great for Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Laundry Rooms - Childrens Step Stool Made in the USA - 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

Rustic foot stool wooden french country decor

Rustic foot stool wooden French country decor

Wooden footstool

Wooden Footstool

Rustic footstool

A pretty traditional rustic style stool crafted entirely of solid wood with a natural finish. It has a thick rectangularish seat with rounded corners and 4 slanted turned legs. Each leg is composed of 3 shorter sections.

Laminate foot stools medical step stool hausmann

Laminate Foot Stools | Medical Step Stool | Hausmann

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Tiny Foot Stools

Hand Carved Wooden Stools, in Raccoon

Designed of sustainable acacia wood with beautiful hand carvings, this intricate footstool features a sitting raccoon design and a warm light brown finish. The whole rests on angled legs reinforced by stretchers.

Mini foot stools

Mini Foot Stools

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NEW Vintage Style Country Farmhouse Style Wooden Dairy Cow Milking Foot Stool

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A Wooden Stool Makeover: So adorable - my kids are too old but would make a cute baby shower gift with DIY Instructions and items needed....and for the day I have grandbabies.

Vintage wooden foot stool wood stool plant by pinespringscottage 20

Vintage Wooden Foot Stool / Wood Stool Plant by PineSpringsCottage, $20.00

Vintage primitive wooden foot stool rustic decor by robertagrove 23

Vintage Primitive Wooden Foot Stool / Rustic Decor by RobertaGrove, $23.00 (Etsy)

Kings Brand Cherry Finish Wood Bedroom Bed Storage Step Stool