The 10 Best Wooden Footstools

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in May of 2020. When sitting, a footstool can reduce leg pain by allowing the blood to circulate more freely, increasing comfort levels overall, especially for elderly people. Moreover, they are usually quite small and lightweight, which makes them very versatile. These wooden models can be useful as step stools for reaching high shelves or getting into bed, or even as extra seat when guests visit. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. KR Ideas Padded

2. Frisby Decorative

3. Hare Krishna Small Footstool

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2020:

The right footstool is a small detail that can bring a room together and complete the desired look, by complementing, or contrasting with sofas and other furniture. Not only do they make seating more comfortable, but they can also be useful for a whole range of tasks around the home where an extra few inches of height is needed, such as reaching top shelves and cabinets. They can also be used as an occasional table or an extra seat when guests visit.

The footstools we considered for this review are all made from wood, and while some have cushioned tops, others do not. The Peaceful Classics Step Stool, the Liitrton Solid Wood, and the Antique Revival Thomas are all similar in design, made from quality hardwoods, and have a high weight capacity. They are a good choice if you are looking for something to regularly use as a step more than a place to rest your feet. similarly, the Jiodux Foldable has been designed with just this purpose in mind, and has anti-slip pads on the top and on the feet, and conveniently folds flat for storage. The Hare Krishna Small Footstool and the Frisby Decorative are also unupholstered, however, you may not want to stand on them as they have nicely finished woodwork and would be better used as a coffee table instead.

The others on the list are furnished with plush upholstery and cushioning, making them a better choice as an all-out footstool or an extra seat when needed. The Frenchi Furniture Queen Anne and the Zhengdaikang Footrest both have period styling with long narrow legs, and have floral fabric and faux leather tops, respectively. The KR Ideas Padded is notable as its deep-cushioned top is available in a range of different colored fabrics and, since the manufacturer offers a bespoke service, can be ordered in any dimensions you like.

Special Honors

BoConcept was founded in Denmark in 1952. Today it is a premium retail brand with close to three hundred stores in over sixty countries. They design, produce and sell contemporary furniture, accessories, and lighting, and have an eclectic range of footstools.

4. Antique Revival Thomas

5. Liitrton Solid Wood

6. Zhengdaikang Footrest

7. Peaceful Classics Step Stool

8. Jiodux Foldable

9. Design Toscano Maharajah

10. Frenchi Furniture Queen Anne

Chris Gillespie
Last updated by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.

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