To create the back crest of the Harpswell Stool, we begin with a three-inch-block of cherry, called a twelve-quarter by the lumber mills. As we carve into the block, swirling grain patterns emerge. Each crest is an individual canvas - no two are alike. When the seats are lined up together the effect is stunning. We've added our skill as joiners of wood, but nature has held the paintbrush. About Stool Heights We offer three standard stool seat heights: 25" stools for counters about 36" high (standard kitchen counter height); 27" stools for 38" counters/bars; and 31" stools for a 42" bar height. If you require a custom height, please let us know.