why this product

These handmade, stowable stools were inspired by those moments of rest after an expedition or adventure. Made from reclaimed oak, mostly from abandoned barns in Pennsylvania dating to the 1800s, the stool is infused with hundreds of years of history - the unique grain, original saw marks and nail holes in the wood tell their own story.  To protect this storied wood, each stool is hand-finished and oiled with 100% tung oil (pressed from the Tung tree, indigenuous to China), which lends the wood a golden hue and makes it water-resistant. The X-frame opens up to a water-resistant, waxed canvas sling seat and folds up flat for easy storage and carry.  The stools can be placed outside around the fire pit or in the garden, or used in the home as extra seating. 

use & care

Wipe down the stools periodically to keep clean and dry. Store inside to prolong the life of the stools. The canvas seat may need re-waxing after 5 to 10 years. 

production & design

Husband-wife team Margeaux and Walther Kent moved into a rambling 19th-century house in Philadelphia, and began to forage for vintage items to fit the character of their old home. Calling upon Walter's expertise in cabinet making and home restoration, they used mostly reclaimed materials to craft anything they could not find or buy - the first item being a bathtub caddy so that Margaux could read and journal during her bath. The couple's extensive catalogue of products reflects what they personally need for their home - a growing collection of items that fellow homeoweners have come to admire, too. 

about the designer

Waxed Canvas & Oak Folding Stool

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Water-resistant, portable stool for indoors or out. Hand-constructed from reclaimed Pennsylvania oak, sealed with pure tung oil. Waxed canvas sling seat. Each stool is unique and will vary slightly in grain texture. Folds up for easy storage. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Weighs 3.14lbs

    18 inches high 
    (45.7 cm)

    13.6 inches long x 13 inches wide
    (34½ cm x 33 cm)

    Reclaimed oak
    Waxed canvas

    Made in

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283753

Shipping & Returns

  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 1 - 3 Business Days. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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