The New Camp Stool


Since introducing the DIY campstool a while back, I had thought about making a nicer version for the store. Not long ago, as I was working on this prototype, I was asked if I would contribute the stool to the soon to be released new volume of Tools – Real Stuff for Future Classics. It’s a book that has every cool gadget, artifact, clothing item and tool you’d ever want and I was beyond flattered to be included. It’s made by HUGE magazine in Japan and I just happened to have a gracious reader (thanks Ken!) that passed my site on to the editor.

I’ve been waiting to launch the sale of the new stool until I had some inventory, but I can’t wait any longer since I’ve heard the new issue of Tools has already been printed! I haven’t seen it yet, but thanks to Takuhito, the new release is on it’s way to me. My first stool is still in Japan (since being photographed for the book) and will even be shown during the new volume’s release party. Another amazing honor.

I’m finishing up on the retail stools now and they should be for sale soon. I have a small batch going to Need Supply, a small batch in my store, and more going to a special client. They will be extremely limited to start, but I’m already ordering more materials for a large run.

They will be made with USA grown hardwood Ash, turned to a slight taper. The seat is English bridle leather from Wickett & Craig, with doubled attach points sewn in. A matching carry strap will be included.


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11 Responses to “The New Camp Stool”

  1. Nick says:

    Congrats man! That stool is a work of art!!!

  2. Joel says:

    Beautiful stool. It would be awesome if you could get some copies of the book to sell in your store.

  3. Just found your blog from Twitter and it’s amazing. LOVE your work!

  4. Natalie says:

    I love your work! Thank you for sharing your projects, there is some great inspiration here!

  5. Logan says:

    Man, these came out so good, you got them down to a science. Every detail is perfect and necessary.

  6. Mark says:

    This stool looks great. I built the original version you posted a while ago. It came out nice but the hardware used to join the dowels together all bent. I was wondering if you had a similar issue with the original? Did you use different hardware on the new stool?

    • MMP says:

      Hey Mark. I don’t use a brass bolt anymore, I use a harder material with just brass acorns now. It flexes just the right bit, without bending as much as the brass.

  7. kelly says:

    Classic! Been meaning to get one of these babies for awhile. They are also great for sketching around the city so you don’t have to sit on the ground.

  8. LA says:


    Does one need to drive from SF to Portland to drivetest?

  9. Josef says:

    Hi there – I’m in Australia and I recently made an adapted version of your original stools as Christmas presents for family, I used Kwila for the legs which is similar to Teak and a dark brown saddle leather for the seat with a stitched corner reinforcement and a brass D-Ring to hold the strap to the seat. Funnily enough I did this before I saw this new version of your stools. I’d post a pic if I could, but they look great so thank you for the original design. Love your work.

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