This footstool project introduces angle tenonandmortise and angle housing construction. It should be made of some wood which will not break or splinter easily. An open-grained soft wood such as chestnut will not prove satisfactory. So use poplar, maple or birch, if oak is not preferred, will make a strong piece of furniture in this design. Finish any one of these woods with bichromate of potash and rub down with oil. A coat of wax may be added after the oil has evaporated.