Milk Stool - Short

R 2,850.00

As one of the first variants of jointed furniture that humans made the Milk Stool is as versatile as it is timeless. Its a chair, side table or even a pot stand. This little stool will live with you from your fist apartment to your own family home.

Oak. 45cm H, 34cm in diameter.

Long before agriculture became an industry, small farms and subsistence plots were the backbone of rural life in most countries - and many of them had a cow or two. Milking the cow by hand, when the land was often muddy or uneven, was no easy task. So enter the Milk Stool, one of the first articles of jointed furniture made by humans.

The traditional milk stool had three legs because that made them more stable on rough ground, and Houtlander has found no good reason to fix something that wasn’t broken. Indeed, the very simplicity of the humble milk stool makes it a must-have in our range of classic furniture elevated by beautiful design and faultless execution.

We have just two variants - short and tall, each available in your choice of our four hardwearing finishes - and the rest is up to you. Sit on them, use them as a side table, a plant stand, a bedside table … or all of the above. You’re also welcome to use them when you milk your cow, and if you do … send pictures!

45cm H, 34cm in diameter.

Timber products are warranted for 4 years from the date of delivery/collection in respect of frame and workmanship. Should the original product be altered in any way, the warranty will be voided.

Delivery Times:

Manufacturing can take up to 6 weeks from date of order. This excludes the holiday period from the 15th December to 3rd  January.

The Houtlander distribution centre will contact you to arrange delivery on any weekday between 9am and 5pm. No deliveries will be made on weekends or public holidays. Reasonable endeavours will be made to deliver the product on the arranged time and date.

Circumstances that are unforeseen or beyond Houtlander’s control may result in changes to the agreed delivery date and time. You will be informed by telephone and alternative arrangements will be made.

Please inspect your products on delivery.


Shipping Rates:

Our products are shipped pre-assembled, to ensure quality, longevity and ease. The volume of each package will vary depending on the piece and number of items ordered. Shipping costs will be calculated during the checkout process. The Houtlander fulfilment centre will contact you post-order to ensure you’re available to receive your delivery.

Our Oak:

We only use sustainably harvested American oak to craft our furniture. Timber is an inherently sustainable material - trees are (ideally) an infinitely renewable resource. But many manufacturers rely on monocropped pine, or other woods, due to cost and ease. This practice destroys soil and the surrounding ecosystem. All our oak is grown and harvested in indigenous forests on the east coast of America. Trees are felled only once they’ve reached full maturity. Then they are drawn from the forest in minimally invasive ways that preserve the surrounding vegetation. It’s all about delivering a truly sustainable and stunning product.

Manufacturing Process:

Carpentry and joinery are two of the oldest crafts on earth, and furniture making ordinarily requires a huge amount of skill in order to deliver truly exceptional results. Unfortunately, these traditions are largely dying off, particularly in the global South, making great wooden furniture hard to come by at reasonable prices. At Houtlander we want as many people as possible to have access to beautiful, well-crafted furniture which lasts a lifetime. This is why we’ve combined expert craftsmanship with 5-axis CNC technology, allowing us to create perfect curves, joints and furniture features in an affordable and replicable way.

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