Mine came in various shades of brown, and very hard ! They smelled good too. Before anyone throws up, am talking about the home-made wooden stools that we had in our home decades ago. LOLX.
Apart from the bedroom set that my parents bought for their wedding, almost everything else was D-I-Y by my dad (of course aided later on by me 🙂 ). We made a total of 6 stools as per illustration, a dining table, a workbench, a couple of racks and cabinets too.
We were blessed with the advantage of being in the vicinity of a sawmill — which had ample supplies of discarded timber odds & ends — and a basic set of woodworking tools, a tradition of ‘berdikari’ and spirit of ‘jimat cermat’. Those were the good old days, really.