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The Lady has decided that I would have less ankle pain at the end of a long day in the shop if I had a shop stool to sit on while sanding. I do a lot of sanding.

She's said that to me at least 5 times, so I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to get a stool now.

I'm a listener, that's me.

So, since money is no object with the Lady's pre-approval, what is the BEST shop stool that I should get? I have thought about building one several times, but generally don't take shop time to build decor when I can spend time building more cutting boards for sale.

I'm stupid that way.

So, any recommendations ... plans to build, or stools to simply buy?
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Great idea, Bob...and easy enough to build one...

Thanks for sharing...

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padded bar stool w/ a foot rest...
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Before you commit to any chair or stool, go find one (Ikea for example) and sit in it for awhile to make sure it stays comfortable over time.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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add swivel and back... maybe arms...

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My choice is an office chair. With arms, adjustable back, well padded seat and back, and casters. You can pay some hefty $ buying new, or check craigslist, cheap, or free even. I got one a bit back, $7, and in excellent condition - they obviously had money, so it probably just got too dingy for their taste. As far as I'm concerned, beats the heck out of a shop or bar stool any day. Arms are a nice touch, but a back is about essential - nothing like being able to lean back and rest your back every once in awhile.

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My choice is an office chair. With arms, adjustable back, well padded seat and back, and casters. You can pay some hefty $ buying new, or check craigslist, cheap, or free even. I got one a bit back, $7, and in excellent condition - they obviously had money, so it probably just got too dingy for their taste. As far as I'm concerned, beats the heck out of a shop or bar stool any day. Arms are a nice touch, but a back is about essential - nothing like being able to lean back and rest your back every once in awhile.
or DAV (5$) or ARC (15$)....

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For me, an old draftsman's stool is perfect. Height and back adjustable, swivel, and a ring around the base to hook your heels on when set high. The Habitat store had the one that I bought, a real bargain for $30. Draftsmen sit at computers now, so these chairs have become obsolete for their original purpose.

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Two priorities for this: a back and a cushion. I think you are better off without arms on the chair or stool as they may limit your arm motion. Since you will be using this a lot casters are a good idea; you don't want to spend your time lifting a stool when you can just slide. It is easier to find a comfortable office chair and build a work station for its height than to find something to fit a work bench.

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