My wife fell in love with some stools on a website for a home improvement show. So I drew up the plans and built them over a few weekends. I also built a set for a neighbor. The trickiest part was getting the angles right on the bottom cross brace. It had a bevel and an angle. I distressed them, then stained them with a dark walnut and a satin finish. We are super happy with them and they only cost about 10% of what we could have bought them for online!