The Merchant's Table

Suffolk Stools / Side Tables - Jim Parsons


The Suffolk Stools / Side Tables made by Jim Parsons, using a variety of traditional techniques involving hand tools. Each one individual through the choice of woods and sometimes, colour. They are versatile pieces of furniture, as they work equally well as a stool when an extra seat is needed or as a side table.

Jim Parsons is a Suffolk woodworker who was born in Snape and has lived along the Suffolk coast all his life. He handcrafts beautiful furniture from locally sourced woods and can identify where each tree grew.

Each table is hand-carved from sustainably sourced local Suffolk wood and painted by Jim. The seat of each stool or small table is carved from an ancient Oak trees from Orford or Polstead; Walnut from near Southwold, Suffolk. Jim creates a beautiful decorative carved detail around each edge, which is then painted and then painted over, rubbed to reveal the contrasting or complementary colour beneath. The Ash legs are from coppiced woodlands near Blythburgh.

Approx Dimensions:

Oak and Ash Stool (Green over Red Edge): Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 35cm

Oak and Ash Stool (Sage Green Edge & White Legs) : Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 35cm

Oak and Ash Long Stool (Grey): Height: 48cm, width: 24cm, length: 48cm

Oak and Ash Stool (Obsidian Green over Red) - 1: Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 36cm

Oak and Ash Stool (Obsidian Green over Red) Natural Seat- 2: Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 35cm

Oak and Ash Stool (Painted Red over Green): Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 35cm

Oak and Ash Stool (Red over Blue): Height: 46cm, width: 25cm, length: 35cm

We aim to make ordering from us as straightforward as possible.

Once your online transaction has been completed your order will be confirmed by email within 24 hours. If your order is placed on a Friday, or over the weekend, your item will be shipped within 3 days from the Monday.

Using Royal Mail our shipping rates are calculated based on the estimated weight and size of the items. 

You have the option of First Class Delivery (which cannot be tracked), or Tracked delivery ( to enable you to track your package through all stages of the delivery process)


Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery in the UK. In most cases it will be less.


We do ship outside of the UK and are delighted to do so, but we ask you to email,, so we may give you an accurate shipping cost to your destination.

Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.


We recommend contacting your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by charges you were not expecting.

Please be aware that your parcel can be also delayed by customs and subsequent charges can be applied. We have no control over this, and cannot supply any details why or for how long your parcel will be delayed.

If you wish to return a purchase please notify us at

If you are unhappy with our products in any way, they can be returned provided they are in saleable condition.

If you wish to return your item and receive a full refund items need to posted/couriered back to us within 7 days of being received by you.

Please note refunds to Debit/Credit Cards normally clear in 1/2 days after receipt of the returned goods.

Returns received outside the above time frame will not be accepted. For all returns you will be required to arrange and pay for the return of the products to us.

We will only accept returns provided the goods are received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you.


Please returns items to: 

The Merchant’s Table
10 Church Street
Suffolk IP12 1DH

You may also like


Our Store

In the market town of WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK, on CHURCH STREET is a double fronted Georgian shop, fronting a 16th Century merchant’s house. Within this beautiful building, layered with merchant’s tales and trading, we opened The Merchant’s Table.

Find Us