The modern style setting of the wooden slats with the taper of the legs bring on a new age and trendy look for this classic style stool. This kind of a stool is a much needed one in every home for a number of purposes. When you need a step stool, you will find that the step on the sides would allow you to elevate yourself to reach even the highest of shelves. You can also place this stool at one end of the living room or the dining room as well so that you can place some artifacts, a lamp or even a clay planter with a green plant on top. This will ensure that you have an elevated look for a special piece or two.