There are a zillion footstools that all look exactly the same as if there is one maker in China and all the sellers just put there own brand name on them. I bought a K&M and it broke after three uses. No, I am not an elephant who stomped upon it.
If there was a metal footstool that was truly "heavy duty", I'd buy it. But due to the wimpy nature of the zillions that look like the K&M, I made a fixed position stool from hardwood plywood scraps. Looks great! Works great! The drawback is that it is fixed, but I made it to fit my personal anatomy exactly. It is rock solid, laterally stable, and has never failed. It's perfect for my home practice area.
I'd be very interested in a good design for an adjustable/portable foot stool using wood with metal bars or even piano hinges for the articulating parts. Maybe I'll ask over in the luthier forum.
2013 Rodriguez FF Sabicas blanco
2015 Trevor Gore custom Neoclassical
- redwood top, Palo dorado B+Ss.