The use of low stools speaks for itself. Its unexpected popularity at some cafes and restaurants has captured one’s attention.
Like every great trend, a low stool first gained traction in some independent restaurants and coffee shops. You will also find them in big chain restaurants across the globe.
Over the past few years, communal tables have gone from non-existent to established fixture for majority of dining spaces and new buildings. People love seeing some stools replacing the bulky benches at the communal tables for some reasons.
These visually make tables feel more spacious and they’re much easier to maneuver and use compared to benches. Getting rid of the seat backs and pervasive design details of traditional chair peels away formality and embraces communal tables’ purpose, which is to make a relaxed and flexible seating solution.
In comparison to benches, low stools usually have small footprint and defined personal bubble, which make them more enjoyable and flexible to use.
Stools can also be used in different spaces. Since they are small, they won’t use up your space. These can be great for small cafes or restaurants.
Stools have many uses. If you want to make one using your DIY skills, let Wesley Treat help you. With his 2×4 challenge, he was able to make a stool or accent table that is made from thin slices of framing lumber. Just watch the video and follow what he did for you to make a mid mod stool that is crafted from using 2x4s.