Step right up.

When pantry staples are out of reach, or when the kiddos need to venture to new heights, why not let this lil’ step stool give you a leg up? It’s sporting an all-wood getup you’ll want to leave out full-time (that’s sustainably sourced oak finished with tung oil, thank you very much). And wait till you hear about the one with the flame-blackened finish: It gets its dark hue from a Japanese wood-charring technique called Shou Sugi Ban—and just so happens to be waterproof as a happy result.