20″ (51 cm) tall. The man who made these stools did not start out with the intention of making a stool. He chose a hardwood log against which he chopped softer wood into pieces people use to burn to cook over. The log serves to protect the choppers axe. The majority of people in Africa cook over open flames. Wood is the fuel. Slowly, after a lot of wood has been chopped, the log is worn away. The man turns it so it wears evenly and just before it breaks through he stands it up and uses it as a stool.