I got such a positive response from my last post (Pretty Red Stool) that I am going to show you the first stool, the one John made about a year ago. The Pretty Red Stool is a modified version of the first stool. Both are made from alder but they are stained differently. John also rounded the edges more on the red stool and made the top a little larger and the hand slot a little smaller.
The round edges make a big difference, as does the color.