This project of Mr. Swan's has many things to recommend it to a home work shop guy. It is basic enough that it need not be intimidating. Further this project can be made in volume if one wanted to equip a play room or to sell the stools at a yard sale. Once you get the patterns set you can cut out lots of parts at one time. Lastly the shape and design are classic enough that you could be finished in many different ways for many different looks.