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What our customers are saying about us...

Date: February 8, 2016


So excited to be getting our second son his very own stool! I had both a stool and name puzzle as a little girl and it was so special to get one for our first son, Kendrick. Thank you for being a terrific company with great products. Health and many blessings to you!

- Kelly 

Date: February 4, 2016

My sons are 27 and 29 years old and they still have the stools we bought them as toddlers. Outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Extremely sturdy.
I had kept the order blank and mailer (before the internet) on file all these years in anticipation of grandchildren. Very glad to see that you are still in business. I'll be ordering more.

- Gregory


Date: February 3, 2016

Thanks Damhorst! This is about the 15th or 20th stool I have ordered from you!!!!

- Rena

Date: February 2, 2016

This is my sixth stool purchased from Damhorst. They are wonderful gifts! Thank you!


- Christina

Date: January 27, 2016

My son (27) still has his small stool that he received as a gift when he turned 2.  We like it so well that we decided to buy our grandson his own stool.  Evan loves the puzzle of his dad's stool.  This will be a perfect gift to use in the music room for sitting to play his guitar and use the draw for all sorts of things even guitar picks!

- Nancy


Date: December 14, 2015

My mom started ordering from your parents in 1981. She ordered for all 17 of her grandchildren, this is her first great grandchild.
My mom is 92 1/2, she found her original flier.

- Julie

Date: December 2, 2015

26 years ago my daughter Annelise received one of your stools as a gift. That was when I learned about your company. I have been ordering ever since, including sending one to Germany! I have seen several of the gifts I sent and have never been disappointed. Thanks!!!

- Alexandra

Date: Novebmer 28, 2015

I recently ordered a small stool for my grandson Bryce for his second birthday. In the box was a very nice note from Angela asking to write back if I was pleased with this item. The first stool I purchased was at a craft fair in the suburbs of Chicago more than 30 years ago. The stool was for my son Kevin who will be turning 38 this December...his son is Bryce. I have six grandchildren (Kyle, Maggie, Brianna, Josie, Wyatt and Bryce) and now all of them have a stool with their name on it.

Yes, I would say that I am very pleased with your product! Thank you!

- Nancy

Date: November 12, 2015
Thank you. I received my order today and it is beautiful. So grateful you were able to expedite!
Date: September 27, 2015
I am so happy that Damhorst Toys is still in business. I still have my stool from 1981 and am very excited to order one for my son. They are durable, long-lasting, and such a gift!
- Sarah

Date: September 24, 2015
Thank you so very much! My kids have stools from the 1980s from craft shows here in St Louis. Stools are still perfect even though they have years of play and useage. I look forward to receiving Phillip's stool.
- Terri
Date: September 23, 2015
Our daughter is now 33. The tradition continues...I've since purchased two others for my first and second grand daughters when they were born and now one for Caleb, 3 weeks old. The stools helped wash dirty hands, brush teeth, help make cookies and even used in the time-out corner.  Thank you for being a part of our family growing up years. 
Best, PJ

Date: September 1, 2015
In 1997, we received a name bench as a gift from a dear friend for the birth of our first child. I used it to put my feet up to nurse, she used it to push it around as she learned to walk, used it to get on the potty, wash and brush her teeth, later as she grew to reach things in her closet. It has been in her room for 18 years and yesterday she packed it to bring to her dorm room for her freshman year! She plans to use it to get into her loft bed and get things out of her closet. We loved the gift so much that we have been purchasing these benches for the last 18 years for clients children as well!
Date: August 24, 2015
Thank you soo much!!!  Not only are your products great, your customer service is phenomenal. I will make sure to recommend your products to anyone I know looking to buy a gift for a child.

Thanks again!


Date: June 2, 2015

This is stool number 12 for me. I have 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Each one has received one of your stools around their first birthday or Christmas. Most are still intact.
Truly a fantastic experience dealing with your company; great product, great service. Keep up the good work.

- Sue


Date: May 11, 2015
Just uncovered an order form from the 1990's and took a chance that you were still making your puzzle stools, as we bought one for each of our daughters, born in the latter 1980's - was thrilled to discover that you are still manufacturing your WONDERFUL creations and shall add your site to my "favorites" for future orders!! Glad you have had so many years of success and we still LOVE our stools!! Shall pass them onto our girls when they have children of their own!

- All the best, PWK

Date: April 29, 2015
I will be ordering two of the small step stools later when my great-grandsons are born, but just wanted to tell you that all 7 of my grandchildren have the stepstools, at least one of which was ordered at a Christmas craft shop in Washington DC many years ago. That granddaughter is now 30 years old. I was really surprised to find that you were still in business and really glad since the stoops will make great first Christmas Christmas present for two little boys, one to be born in May and one in August. What a nice surprise to find the company still around. All 7 of the grandchildren still have their stools Thanks again.

- Margaret

Date: February 16th, 2015
I have ordered from Damhorst Toys multiple times, for my own children and as gifts.  We are still using your products for 30+ years!

- Linda

Date: February 10th, 2015

We just wanted to thank you for making such beautiful puzzle stools. All our kiddos still have theirs, now 14, 13 & 11 years old. I love giving them as gifts. Our friends just had twin girls & I think they'll be over the moon with these. Thanks again.

- Damara

Date: January 27th, 2015

This is for my youngest grandchild, I now have 4, and they all have their name stool. So do their parents, my daughter and son! Their stools are now approx. 25 years old and still very functional!. Your stools have become my go-to baby gift, and everyone always love them!
Quality and customer service are great! Thank you for keeping a well trusted tradition going, never sacrificing quality and workmanship!

- Robin


Date: January 25th, 2015

I just wanted to tell you how happy we were with this purchase! She is 21 months old and LOVES puzzles. This will be a wonderful tool to help her learn name recognition, letter naming, colors, and many more pre-academic skills. We use her "stool" daily when brushing teeth and fixing hair. 100% satisfied. It was the best Christmas gift we got her this year. 
Thanks for your beautiful work.
- Sarah

Date: January 14th, 2015

I ordered this for my nephews first bday 3 years ago and now my husband and I are making it a tradition for all our nieces and nephews! We loved it!

- Blair

Date: January 13th, 2015
Thank you so very much! You guys are the best! I've been ordering from you ever since my kids who are now 31 and 34 received your stools as birth gifts. Keep up the great work.

- Suzanne

Date: October 21st, 2014

I just wanted to let you know that my order arrived and it is perfect. It is for our first grandson. Our daughters each received one as a gift when they were just toddlers. They still have them and they are still in great shape. Thanks for producing quality products. I plan on keeping this tradition going.

- Thanks again, Donna

Date: October 1st, 2014

Thank you for being around still! Each of my boys have had a stool from your company. My oldest is 22 and the youngest is 5. My friend bought one for each of my boys but my 4th boy never got one and I wanted to make sure he gets one too. Your product have been the best long lasting stool/puzzle. All of my boys played w/the letters in the stool when they were babies and into their preschool years. My 5 yr old never had one (which I finally just ordered) but he played with his brothers stools and would play w/the letters and try and figure out to fit all the letters. It has been the best stool and learning toy for my family. Thank you!!! I have to send you a picture of all my boys (ages 22, 19, 13 and 5) w/their stool. All the stools will show how much use we've gotten out of them to the newest one that we are waiting for. 
Truly amazing and again, THANK YOU for your awesome product.

- Jennifer

Date: July 1, 2014

I purchased the pastel stool for my niece's 1st birthday, as I have had my stool for almost 29 years now. Needless to say, she ABSOLUTELY loved it!
I had to share the pictures with you!

Thank you for your wonderful customer service and great business!

- Rachel

Date: July 1, 2014

I just wanted you to know that my grandparents first got me a stool from Damhorst in 1977 and I still have it, we all do. Since 1977 we have continued the tradition with my sister 1987, my brother 1993, my own kids 1999, and 2003 and now I am purchasing one for my niece in 2014. Thank you for such a wonderful product and family tradition.

- Jennifer

Date: June 25, 2014

Thank you very much!!! Your communication and customer service is amazing!
Can't wait for the finish product.

- Chen

Date: June 11, 2014

I bought the first one 30 years ago for my grandson. All 8 of my grandchildren have them. Now I'm buying for great grandchildren.

- Madelyn

 Date: May 7th, 2014

You guys have really saved me 2X’s on this one,   Thanks so much!!! 

Your superior customer service is why we keep coming back to you for all of our baby gifts!

- Michele D.

Date: April 4th, 2014

I love your stools and have been ordering them for 25+ years. Thank you for a wonderful product!

 - Dolly

Date: April 2nd, 2014

Thank you so much!!
I have to say, Damhorst has excellent customer service!
I have been buying Damhorst for years, and I will continue to do so!



Date: January 20th, 2014


This is my second stool ordered, the other was for my first Grandson and now this for my first Granddaughter! Had to get her the same, of course. My Grandson LOVES his.
Thank you for such a great product!

- Linda


Date: December 4th, 2013

May you have a wonderful and prosperous season. Your products are enjoyed by many - longevity and quality are standards I appreciate from you at Damhorst Toys - thanks from many generations of stool owners.


Date: December 2nd, 2013

Thanks so much for your great products! The stool I ordered a month or so ago for my granddaughter Ellie will be a perfect gift  for her 1st Christmas. I'm now ordering for my  new grand-niece, Lillian. I've also shared your website with my 4 best friends and some have ordered too. Thanks!

- Marguerite

Date: November 18th, 2013

I ordered name stools from you 29 yrs ago for my three children and was so happy now to find you on the web . Now I am ordering for my grandchildren.

Thank You for such a quality product.


Date: November 10th, 2013

Thanks for producing such a wonderful product. I'm now purchasing for a second generation. In fact, the puzzle stool I ordered today represents a third generation. I have on in my closet, my daughter uses hers, purchased almost 30 years ago and now our newly born granddaughter will have one as of this Christmas. The stools quite literally stand the test of time!

Many thanks,

- Jane

Date: November 5th, 2013
I just made an order for a small step bench.
I purchased the same step bench for my three children 27, 25
and 23 years ago! Plus I have given your name out to many
other friends during the past years. I am delighted you are
still around for business as I really like your products !
Thank you



Date: October 31st, 2013
We bought these same stools from you back in 1982/1983 for
our kids-Our son recently took out HIS stool from when he was
little and it had your name stamped on the bottom. I googled it
and found you! I was SO excited to see you are still in business!
We are now ordering a stool for our new granddaughter,Ellie,
30 years later!  What a wonderful memory!
(I only wish we had known you were still in business 3 years
ago when our grandson Joey was born-we ordered from another
site and it's not nearly as nice as the ones you make!)
Thanks for your beautiful work!!

- Marguerite

Date: October 25th, 2013
I see wood name products at the art shows in
Miami and your's are the best hands down. 
I find them especially great for boy gifts. 
And I am not kidding when I tell you my son
has his name puzzle hanging in his room and
the stool in the corner as do his two cousins that
are also 30 and 31.  Keep up the good work.


Date: October 25th, 2013
Thank you for maintaining the highest quality craftsmanship.
This is our second bench in a couple of months.
Our "Seamus" bench was the hit of the day.


Date: September 22nd, 2013

i have been ordering your step stools since my kids were born....we still have them 24 + 25 years later!! a gift I always love to give. :)

- leslie

Date: September 9th, 2013

Thank you for a great product that has been delighting parents and children of our friends and family for 26 + years!

- Ellen


Date: July 30, 2013

I bought my 1st stool from you in 1980 for my 1st son & bought many more over the years for my other children & as gifts for friends & relatives. Now the son who I bought the first stool for has 2 sons & I am buying stools for my 1st grand-babies. The 1st of many for the next generation!  BTW, all 4 of my children still have their stools. They have been much loved & much used. I am glad your company is still thriving. Thanks for a great product!


Date: July 16, 2013

We began purchasing these stools 30 years ago for our children. I am thrilled that you are still around for this next generation!


Date: July 15, 2013

Thank you for 26 years (we have been customers) of great gifts!


Date: May 16, 2013

We first encountered you work when our grandchildren were given puzzle stools as newborn gifts.  They have grown up with them and love them.  We do to and are excited about giving this gift to our friends for their newborn.

- David

Date: May 15, 2013

We love our stools that you made for our children so much, that they are now going to be our go to baby gift from now on! They are beautifully made, and the kids love to play with them!


Date: May 13, 2013
Can't wait for this new color stool for my granddaughter!   My children, 31, 29 & 24 have loved your stools since they were toddlers!  Thank you!!!


Date: May 6, 2013

Thank you so much,
I love your products and your customer service dept is fantastic.


Date: March 21, 2013

Today I received the puzzle stool for my 2nd grandchild. Yall still do such WONDERFUL work. Thank you! It's beautiful. I love the engraving to make it a meaningful keepsake. My daughter (age 30) still has her stool which she received for her 1st birthday.


Date: March 4, 2013

Just a note to tell you that this is a second generation stool.  I found you at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair in Memphis in the 80's and bought stools---still going strong--for our 3 children.  Your info was stamped on the bottom of stools & was delighted when a Google search turned you up & still in business.  This stool is for our godson's daughter.  Blessings on you for providing so many years of joy to your users.  I am now using one of the children's stool for gardening and another to climb up into an antique bed which is high off the ground!!!



Date: February 5, 2013

I just received the small stool I ordered for my niece, Scarlett, and it is perfect!! I'm so thankful for the fast delivery!! It's wonderful and I know she will love it for years, just like me and my sisters loved ours!! Thanks again. It's really nice to have found a place where I know I will get great service, and beautiful toys!!


Date: September 9th, 2012

In 1985 we bought our 1st name stool for our oldest son. Now we're buying this name stool for our 1st grandchild. She's playing with her Dad's right now. I love that we can keep the tradition going!

Date: May 7th, 2012

I received one of your stools when I was just
a year old. Now I am 29 and the proud father of a 1 year old boy, Carter.

My Godmother, the same one who purchased my stool when I was a baby, also
just sent us another one. This time personalized with Carter's name. We got
my old stool out and my son's new one to compare the two.

I loved this when I was growing up
and I am sure that Carter will cherish his as well.

I am forwarding you this message to show you how great your stools have
stood the test of time (and childhood).


Date: March 2nd, 2012


Thanks for that reassurance.  I will rate Damhorst Toys Number One for Customer Service, especially for picking up my stools order as a duplicate order! 


- Edna


Date: February 24th, 2012

I received the wood name puzzles a few days ago.  I really love them.  Thanks for your prompt delivery. You guys have really made ordering very pleasant.  I will definitely do business with you again, and will tell my friends as well.
Thanks again,


Date: February 21st, 2012

Thank you.  
I love your products and my gift to any new babies in the family or with friends, I send a Damhorst Puzzle Stool.  Everyone loves the gift.

- Joyce

Date: January 6th, 2012

Hello--I am so glad you are still in business---I have sent so many of your name benches to friends of mine---my children (now 36 and 39 years old) still have theirs and my grandchildren have them too

- Nancy

Date: December 10th, 2011

I have purchased benches from you for all of the kids in my life and they all love them. My daughter recently received a puzzle bench from her grandparents after I recommended your shop.  I also have a bench that my grandmother gave to me.  I still use it to reach the high shelves in the closet or to sit on when I'm playing on the floor.  It still has a prominent place in my house!  Thanks for making such a fun and quality product!

- Michelle

Date: October 12th, 2011

I got my stool as a baby 29 years ago which I still use. Now I am ordering one for my daughter!

- Julie

Date: October 6th, 2011

My parents bought me a stool in 1983 with my name and I still have it! My two kids play with it and sit on it all the time! I wanted to get my daughter the same stool so she could have fun with it like I did when I was a child!

- Lindsay

Date: February 15th, 2011

We are glad you are still in business....bought stools for OUR kids years ago (now 29 and 26) and they still have them and use them. Over the years we have gotten them for the kids of our family and friends, and everyone who has gotten them just raves about how the kids love and use them....wonderful product. Nice to see a family business continue to thrive. You make a great product.

- Gregg

Date: February 11th, 2010

Kris, I just wanted to say that the stool arrived and it is JUST BEAUTIFUL! We have a stool that our daughter received from our neighbors when she was born 13 years ago and it still stands in the kids bathroom. (I always look on the bottom so I can order others) I order these now for all my nieces and nephews and I am SO excited to give this to my 1 year old niece! We just had twins born recently so I will be ordering two more here soon! Keep up the good work! A Happy Customer

- Julie

Date: August 12th, 2009

My son was given one of your stools in 1986 it has been in use one way or another ever since. Thank you for a quality product

- Michael

Date: May 3rd, 2009

Ya know I want to tell you. My older son had one of your benches given to him when he was born. He is 19 now. My next son has one (I think I ordered) - he is 15 now - we still have them both!! And I have ordered for friends babies years ago - now here I am again! Got your name off the bottom and found your website.

- Verdery

Date: April 23rd, 2009

Friends of ours gave us one of the puzzle benches when our son was born a year ago. He absolutely loves playing with it! We like it so much that we ordered one for a friend of ours who is expecting this summer. It arrived in ONE WEEK! Thank you so much for the great product and the fantastic service!

- Katie

Date: November 10th, 2008

Dear Kris and others at Damhorst Toys,

The stool arrived well yesterday.
Everything looks good again, thank you very much.
We think it's the best gift ever for a newborn.
Our own children are now 7 and 5 years old and we still make use of their stools many times every day!

Good luck with your great business from the Netherlands,

- Carlijn

Date: October 24th, 2008

Thank you very much. I am very impressed at the level of service
your company has provided and will be sure to pass on kudo's for your

- Natasha

Date: March 14th, 2007

I can't believe I am purchasing stools for the second generations. I still have the original label from my daughter that I have kept for the past 20 plus years and have given out to many people. They always think my gifts are so unique, just like I had made them myself. My children and nieces and nephews all have a puzzle or stool with their names on it. Now I am buying for my childrens friends. I love the gift and never have to worry about what I can give that is different from everyone elses presents.
Thank you.

- Alyn

Date: March 9th, 2007

I just wanted to let you know that I am excited for these stools. I had purchased two 20 plus years ago for my own daughters . Now that I am a grandmother I was happy to see you were still in business. I looked on the bottom of the old stools which are still in great condition.
Have a wonderful day!

- Fran

Date: October 9th, 2006

Last week I received two puzzle stools which were ordered a couple of weeks before. They are absolutely perfect!!
One of these ordered is for my ninth grandchild and the other is for a godchild. I have purchased name puzzles for each of my grandchildren (this is number nine) from several different vendors. None have been as nice as yours and all were priced about the same.
I just wanted you to know how much your handiwork is appreciated.
Tonight I am ordering either another puzzle stool or the name blocks for my newborn great-granddaughter.
Again, thanks for doing a terrific job at a reasonable cost.

- Sue M.

Date: October 7th, 2006

Just a note to let you know that today our friends received the puzzle name
stool we ordered and were delighted with its look, quality and personal
inscription. Thank you for such fast and reliable service. This was our
first order with Damhorst Toys, but definitely not our last.

Dayna & David
Toronto, Canada

Date: September 29th, 2006

This stool is for my nephew's daughter. He got one 24 years ago. In my family room are the stools my boys got for their first birthdays. They are now 22 and 18. They still sit on them when eating at the coffee table. I have ordered many stools over the years.

- Kay B.

Date: January 18th, 2006

Just ordered another of your wonderful stools as a baby gift. We received a Damhorst stool when our 26-year-old daughter was born and another for our now 23-year-old. They used the stools to brush their teeth, climb into bed, retrieve their clothes from closets, and eventually to hold their boom boxes. Every time I see the stools in their rooms a flood of memories comes back, and I thank you!

Date: July 3rd, 2005

My older son received one of these from a family friend and loves it. It is beautiful and durable so I wanted to get one for his brother too.

- Jennifer C.

Date: May 25th, 2005

One of my best friends just bought my 2 year old, Peyton, her first name stool as a birthday gift. She LOVES it and plays with it everyday. Her favorite thing is to take out the letters and put them in the laundry hamper then put them back into the puzzle. I would recommend your sight to anyone, hence the reason I placed 2 orders today and have more planned for upcoming birthdays!!! Incidentally, the friend who bought the stool has two of your names stools from back 10 years ago when her first 2 children were born!!!!!

- Wiebke H.

Date: May 10th, 2005
Wow, you guys are terrific. I've ordered from you before and was always very pleased with the feedback I got from the parents of the recipients but you go way beyond just getting out a great product. Your company actually has real live, caring people who make sure the product gets where it's supposed to go. No dealing with a disembodied voice that just gives you another number to call. I am so impressed and appreciative of the way this was handled.
Thank you so much.

- Molli T.

Date: March 12th, 2005

I love this stool. It is the best gift my son got as a newborn and now uses it for learning AND as a stool. He loves it too. Thanks for making such a great quality product that I feel happy buying for other little babies.

- Nicole O.

Date: January 26th, 2005
I am back once again buying another name stool for someone special to me. I want to thank you for making the job of buying something unique, education but fun and useful an easy task. It seems as though kids get so much these days but I feel I can say the children I have purchased your stools and coat hangers (especially my own two daughters, one in high school and the other a freshman in college) for have so enjoyed them. The parents also. So thank you very much.

- Sue E.


Date: July 23rd, 2004

My youngest son, Bo, just turned 21 years old. He's got a great job, bought a car and announced he is moving into his own apartment! Moving day came and Bo gathered all his strong friends and rented a large truck. I cried as I thought his entire life had just be crammed into a U-Haul. Then Bo stated there was just one more item to pack. He raced back to the house and returned with his "Bo Stool." The stool road shot gun in his car -- completely seat-belted in! When we all got to his new apartment, the ceremony was reversed. The first item to grace Bo's new home was his stool!

- Pat L.

Date: May 12th, 2004
Twenty-five years have passed since I got the name stool for my first-born, driving out to your place in the country. When the second child lost the "i" in her name, you shipped another one and it fit perfectly!!! I have recommended your toys for all of those years as we moved across the USA and folks would see the name stools. Quality was always a character I stressed as I have seen similar products but none as top-of-the line as yours. Thought of you once again today and recommended you to a friend who is having a niece added to the family the end of the month. Best wishes to you and happy for your continued and long lasting success.
- Donna G.

Date: April 15th, 2004
Thank you for sending the confirmation. I have been ordering Damhorst name puzzles since 1976 or 1977 and the child to whom I sent the first one is now 28!! We have moved a couple of times, but my family all knows that when a new baby arrives, so will the name puzzle. Thank you for helping me establish a family tradition!!
- Beth B.

Date: March 26, 2004
I called last evening and spoke with someone (Carol?) about the shipping notice I had received which I thought had the wrong Zip code. But I must say you guys are really on the ball- not only do you make great puzzle stools ( all 4 of my kids have and love them)but you correct my mistakes as well.

The zip code I had written down was and entered in my order was 45255. I double checked this morning and the correct zip code is 45245- somehow you fixed my mistake!

Thanks for great products and service,
- Brian S.

Date: March 11, 2004
here is a picture of my new nephew connor enjoying his stool. note how he is already learning the different letters in his name.
i have given probably 10 stools as baby gifts and everyone has loved them. they are unique and personalized, and used by the kids for years! my 5 1/2 and 7 year old daughters both still use their stools while brushing their teeth, and they still enjoy taking out the letters and rearranging them.
thanks for your wonderful product.
john b.

Date: March 5th, 2004
I had never heard of your company until friends of
mine recommended that I visit your website. I fell in
love with your personalized stools, etc.

Xavier loves his stool, and I will continue to shop
with Damhorst Toys.

Thank You
Elizabeth P.

Date: Feb. 11, 2004
We received a Damhorst stool as a gift when my
4th son was born and it is the nicest and sturdiest stool we have. They
have all enjoyed taking the letters in and out and using the stool for all
varieties of playing!! When my niece was born the stool was the first thing
I thought of sending because we have had so much enjoyment out of it.

Thank you again
Sue L.

Date: Feb 5th, 2004
Just ran across an old brochure about your company. An aunt, Margaret, from Columbus, Ohio purchased at least ten stools from you. They were for each of her ten grand nieces and nephews. They range in age from 23 to 11. Each child still has his or her stool. I have bookmarked your website for future use. Thanks! Susan G.
Date: Jan 22, 2004
We have four children each of them have had their Damhorst stools for 20, 19, 16 and 14 years! :) Each of them still use theirs to reach the top shelf of their closets!
Many thanks, they last a lifetime!
~Beppie C.

Date: Dec 12th, 2003
I received one of these stools as a gift for my daughter Giuliana and think
it is a GREAT gift. It is now my "go to" gift in this price range. So expect
lots of orders form me! Keep up the beautiful craftsmanship.
Nathalie B.

Date: Nov 30th, 2003
Hi! Just wanted to let you know that my son got one of your wonderful stools 21 years ago. We have two other children who have them also. We ordered Jaden's stool the other day to keep our family tradition going. Jaden is our first grand child. I am sure there will be more grand kids in the future and I will be proud to keep this family tradition alive. By the way all three of my children still have their stools. One of my kids even took his to college with him. Thanks for a great product.

Kim S.

Date: Oct 21st, 2003
Thank you! I have purchased many of these stools (going back to when my children were young, which was 23 years ago) and they have always been a favorite. By the way we still have those 23 year old stools also.
Patti L.

Date: Sept 17th, 2003
I just placed an order for my twin grandchildren who will be one soon. My girl's, ages 17 & 19 both have one of your stools that were given to them as babies. When the grandbabies come over they love to play with Aunties stools. I was so glad you had put your name on the bottom of the stools and I went to the web and found you quickly. My girl's still use their stools today. One uses it to get in the top of her closet all the time. The other one is used in the kitchen and pantry. When they move away from home I have a feeling those will go with them. Thanks for making such a great product that has lasted almost 20 years.
Sincerely, Susie H.
Date: Aug 21st, 2003
Thank you very much for taking care of my order. I just wanted to let you
know, that we received our first puzzle stool, as a gift, when my oldest
daughter was born, 22 years ago. And I proceeded to purchase stools for each of my
other 3 children. We still have them all and are actually still used. (for a
little different purposes now). They are my favorite item to give as a baby
gift, which I do very often and everyone flips over them when they get it. I
hope you do stay around for a long time. Your puzzles are great.
Thank you,
Judy M.

Date: July 25th, 2003
Thanks so much! We have been giving these gifts to new babies for 17years (ever since our daughter received one as a new baby!) and they are always loved and cherished. Both of my children (ages 17 and 15) still have theirs sitting in their bedrooms.

Judy S.

Date: June 5th, 2003
Thanks for writing.. I know he will enjoy the stool. My parents purchased 2 stools from you many years ago, for my daughters. The two stools are still in their bedrooms. Perrie is 23 years old and Jenna is 18!!!! Here's to another 30 years!!!!!

Date: May 19th, 2003
Thank you for asking. My son received that stool almost 17 yrs ago. He is now 20 and has used it for so many different purposes over the years. What a quality product. I have bought it from you for nieces and nephews along the way and still see it when I visit them. Now it is time for the next generation. Glad you are still in business & online (since the original name and address stamp on the bottom of my son's is fading).
I 'm sure this child will delight in it for years to come.
Gail R.

Date: April 27th, 2003
I bought the step stool for my dear friends daughter who turned 2 yesterday. She would always come to my house and play with my sons step stool that he received as a gift when he was born. As I thought, she LOVED her stool!!!! She was so happy and didn't want to open any more of her presents! It was so cute to see her so happy. Many of the parents also loved it and took your web site info to order one of their own!! Thanks for the great product and fast service.
Chris H.
Coral Springs, Florida

Date: March 13th, 2003
Thanks for the order confirmation. In 1984 we received a primary small stool from Damhorst Toys as a gift from a friend for our youngest son. Ever since then, I have sent your stools to all of our special friends' babies in the US, Canada, and UK. Many have gone to the children of those people who had babysat for our children. I had only planned to send the stools to just the first borns; but the parents love them so much, they request the same gift for their younger children. Recently, I sent one to a fourth child. Yesterday I sent two to the second and third child of the same family because Jacob, their older brother, had received one from me 6 years ago. You all do a great job and have a great product. You are welcome to use my letter for advertising anytime. Maggie S.

Date:Jan. 22, 2003
I am proud to tell you that I have been using your company for the past 25 years.
Joan Nathan G.

Date: Feb 12th, 2003
The reason I chose this gift for a special baby is that my grandson received one of your stools when he was born 3 1/2 years ago. When he was a baby, his mom used it as a footstool when she nursed. As he grew he sat and then stood on it. He uses the puzzle to learn letters and fine motor coordination. All in all, it's the gift he's gotten the most enjoyment from and has used longer than any other. Thanks for making such a fine product.

Phyllis M.

Date: Jan, 6, 2003

Carol, I look forward to giving your stool to my friend for his first born.

We have three stools at my home that still look great and continue being used for 11, 9 and 5 years. Each was purchased as a newborn gift for my children by their uncle.


Jed N.

Date: Jan, 3, 2003

Carol, Thank you for your reply. I am sure Owen will come to love his stool. It is the perfect baby gift. My children still play with theirs and they are 7,5 and 3. And they are made to last! Thank you.

Eileen M.
Date: Jan. 2, 2003

Dear Carol,

When my daughter was born almost 4 years ago, someone gave her this same stool. That is how I know about your products. When my friend's granddaughter was born a few days ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to get for her--the same type of high quality, delightful stool that my daughter has. You have a wonderful product.

Lisa C.
Date: Dec. 30, 2002

Thanks again for your wonderful service. I see from your web site that I am just one of your many loyal customers. A friend of my late mother started sending the stools to my kids and nieces and nephews about 17 years ago and my family has ordered many, many since. We love them as much as the children do.

Best regards,

Date: Dec. 17, 2002

Thank you, my son Conor is almost five and still plays with and uses his stool!
Date: Dec. 17, 2002

Dear Carol,
My ten year old son has a stool from your comp[any which was given to him as
a baby. It is still in use, extremely sturdy and has always been a source
of much fun.
I hope my nephew Finch will have as much joy from his gift.
Thank you, Betsy S.
Date: Dec. 11, 2002

Thank you ! Thank you ! THank you!!! I will be watching for the stool. Not sure what you meant about baby and gift card??? THat was not part of my order??? However, hopefully I will be receiving at my home in a few days. Thanks so much for you quick response. (The 6 I have ordered recently are Christmas gifts for new additions to our family this last year, wow we are growing!) I still have mine that someone gave my son. He is 24 and will have his Master's on Sat!!! (It still sits in his room!!!)

Glenda W.
Date: Dec. 10, 2002


My wife and I have been giving your name stool to friends and family for over 20 years in celebration of a new birth. I have no idea how many we have ordered but it has been many. We started this "tradition" as a result of our daughter, Amanda, receiving one of your stools when she was born nearly 23 years ago. She still has the stool and uses it to get things off the top shelves in her home. She is expecting her first child in July and my wife and I will continue the "tradition" when our first grandchild is born. This little story is not the reason why I am writing but, I thought you would enjoy hearing about our tradition with your product. I guess this would have never become a tradition except for the fact that your company's name and address was stamped on the bottom of Amanda's stool. Amanda loved to play with it for hours on end and used it to wash her hands and brush her teeth but only after we made her put the puzzle pieces in the proper place.

The reason I am writing is this. We have friends in Germany and they were blessed this week with the birth their first child, Jennifer. We want to send a stool but are concerned with the cost to ship it to Germany. We were shocked today when we took a box of Christmas gifts to UPS to ship to Germany. The shipping cost was three times the cost of the gifts. Would you please let me know how much it will cost to send a stool to Germany. We would really hate to break such a long tradition.

Thank you
Date: Dec. 9, 2002

Thanks for the order confirmation. My son, Jacob, received a stool as a gift when he was first born (in March). We LOVE it. It is super cute and very well made. I’m sure Andrick and his parents will enjoy the stool as much as we enjoy Jacob’s. Thank you very much. Happy Holidays.

-Kellie J.
Date: Dec 3, 2002

I have used your products many times over the past ten years and have been very pleased with the response. Congratulations on your good work.

John Walter B.
Date: Dec 2, 2002

I'm so glad you finally got a web site. I've been ordering from you for about 16 years!

Date: Nov. 30, 2002

Just thought you might be interested in knowing that I have purchased puzzle stools from Damhorst Toys for over 20 years. I believe I had first heard about your puzzle stools from someone who had seen them, perhaps at the Art Fair on the Square in Madison,Wisconsin (is that possible?) I have given them as gifts to my nieces and nephews, and now my great-nieces and nephews, for their second birthdays. Their moms and dads have loved them, too. Even now that the children have grown into adults, they still have their name stools. The children have become really attached to them, almost immediately. Thank you for continuing to make your precious puzzle stools. BG
Date: Nov. 30, 2002

My daughter received a step stool from your company as a baby gift. She is now 3 year's old. We love the step stool-- it is one of her favorite things. Unfortunately, we lost one of the letters. Her name is Brooke and the step stool is painted in pastel colors. Unfortunately, we lost the first "O" in her name. The letters we do have are pink, orange, green, blue and purple. I think the first "O" was yellow. Is there any way that we can get a replacement. Brooke has every piece of every one of her toys, and the missing "O" really upsets her. She's constantly looking for it. Please let me know. Thanks.

Bernadette K.
Date: Nov. 20, 2002

Thank you so much Carol. You'll definitely have more orders from me in the
near future
Date: Nov. 18, 2002

Dear Carol. I was so pleased to find you on-line. Both of my children, ages 16 and 12 received name stools when they were born or shortly thereafter, and they still have them! I guess I could do an infomercial for you if needed. Quality, quality, and more quality. This has long been a favorite gift for us to give.

Your welcome.
Steven S.

and I have been buying them for all my friend's and family's babies for almost 20 years. The stools are still around when they are in high school.

Joel H.
Date: Nov. 1, 2002

I just wanted to write and let you know how pleased I
was with the puzzle stool that I ordered from
Damhorst. It was absolutely perfect, and the quality
was so great. I will definitely recommend your
products to others. I also was pleased with your
customer service.

I think you have a wonderful company both in your
products and your employees. I hope that you continue
with your business for many years to come (so I can
order when I have children of my own!).

Brandi R.
Date: Oct 24, 2002

We know. WE love your stools as we have been giving them for over 11 years. Beth

Beth R.
Date: Oct 17, 2002

I’ve ordered quite a few of these stools for friends and family. Someone gave them our my daughters when they were born and I can’t think of a better gift. While they didn’t have much use for it as infants, they do use the stools all the time now to reach the sink, etc.

Thanks again,

Mitch S.
Date: Oct 12, 2002

They got the stool and love it! Thanks so much...
Date: Oct. 11, 2002

Dear Damhorst Toys,

Both of my daughters, ages 18 and 14 have a puzzle stool with their
names. My 18 year old recently moved into her own apartment and her Damhorst
Toy stool went with her. I was so thrilled that you are still in business so
I could get a stool for my new baby son. I know he will enjoy it just as his
sisters have theirs. I'll send you a picture of all three of my children
with their stools.
Yours, Ellie C.
Date: Oct. 10, 2002

Thanks Carol…these are the coolest gifts for new babies! Let me know if you ever want a reference for your website….


E. David M.
Date: Oct. 10, 2002

Thanks for the confirmation. Having seen one of your products that was given to my granddaughter, I was very impressed by the quality and durability of your products. I'm sure I will be ordering additional products as well.

Steve T.
Date: Oct. 10, 2002

Just thought I'd mention -- this is our third child, and our third Damhorst name puzzle stool! We saw your exhibit at the Best of Missouri Market last weekend and I was thrilled to get your new catalog so that we could complete our stool "collection!"
Date: Oct. 9, 2002

Thank you very much I forgot to mention in my order that I was so excited to find that you were still making stools. I received one of your stools as a child and I still have it 20 years later. My 10 month old son loves playing with it and thought it would be nice for him to have one of his own so I was so thrilled to see your ad in the program book for Botanical Gardens "Best of Missouri" Market. Once again thanks so much.

Christal H.
Date: Sep. 27, 2002

Our son received one of your stools when he was born - 12 years ago!! He still has it - he still cherishes it. We have given many as gifts over the years. Thank you for continuing to make such a fine product!

Barbara H.
Date: Sep. 27, 2002

Thanks for the confirmation. I bought your stools for my children and they really enjoyed them and still have them. I am now buying for my grandchild.
Date: Sep. 26, 2002

Ever since we received a puzzle of yours as a gift for our new born son (now 17 years old), we have been ordering puzzles to give as gifts. As long as you keep up the quality, we'll keep buying them (our friends continuing to have babies having something else to do with the process).


Date: Sep. 20, 2002

Thank you, Carol,
I love your stools....have been giving them as gifts for years (and have 3 of our own!!). Thanks for your quality products and wonderful service.
Date: Sep. 16, 2002

Dear Ms. Damhorst:

Since you wrote such a lovely, personal reply (even tho everyone gets
the same one!), I must write to tell you my son received a stool as a
gift 9 years ago, and it is a treasured, much-loved piece of furniture.
Not only is it practical, but is a toy and learning tool.

The older sister of the baby for whom I just ordered the puzzle
received a stool from us, and it gave me such happiness when I visited
and saw it in a prominent spot. And now her baby sister will have a

I plan to give your toys to the special children in my life, for as
long as I live! They are quality heirlooms, to be cherished forever.

Deborah Gaffney L.
Date: Sep. 6, 2002

My son has one of your step stools that has gotten years of use and still looks
beautiful. He has just started his first year of college.
I am sure Grace will love her's just as much. Thanks.
Date: Sep. 3, 2002

Thank you for your quick response. I know the quality of your work because my grand daughter received one when she was born two years ago. I am sure the baby will love her stool. Thanks again. Lucille Siskind
Date: Aug. 27, 2002

Just a quick note: my daughter turns 10 on Friday, and
received one of your stools when she was 2 weeks old.
She has used the stool every day since.... it is still
as sturdy as 10 years ago, that is why we gift stools
to every new baby in our circle of friends and

Petra C.
Date: Aug. 19, 2002

I have been ordering your stools for 15 years myself now. It is My favorite baby gift to give and I always receive compliments. I even have two that I bought for myself when my girls were born.
Date: Aug. 16, 2002

Thank you! We have been purchasing these stools for our friends and relatives’ new babies since our first child received one 15 years ago! They are the best!

Susan H.
Date: Aug. 13, 2002

Mrs. Damhorst
Thanks for returning the e-mail. I really appreciate your customer
service. This is the second stool I have ordered in two months and our
friends kids have really enjoyed them. Damhorst toys (puzzle stools)are
wonderful gifts and we recommend them to all our friends.
Heather V.
Date: Aug. 11, 2002

Tamar, Happy Birthday! We hope you love this gift as much as our nieces do.
Love, Naomi and Mike
Date: Aug. 5, 2002

My 5 month old received one of your puzzle stools as a gift and my two year old loves it so much that I had to order her one!!! I have seen the stools in many stores but had not yet bought her one. I'm so glad because your stools are definitely the cutest and best quality that I have seen. I hope to bring you more business in the future.
Thank you-
Emily M.
Date: Jul. 24, 2002

I bought my first stool from you 19 years ago not long after my first daughter was born, and not only do all my children have them, I send them to all my new nieces, nephews, cousins, and friend's children. I love your products and everyone I send them too loves them as well. Keep up the great work! Thanks, Susan Winslow
Date: Jul. 24, 2002

Thank you for the note. I just wanted to let you know that we have enjoyed the name stools that people gave us as gifts 15 years ago. Yes, there’s some wear and tear, but they are still wonderful!!! We continue to give them as our favorite baby gift. Thanks so much for making such a wonderful product.

Janet C. W., Ph.D.
Date: Jul. 22, 2002

I had to laugh when you wrote "The "baby" will recieve their stool...". The "baby" is a 47 year old man my sister's husband. When my sister and Vic had thier second child Evan they received a Damhorst stool as a baby gift-- that was 19 years ago. Vic and Evan are always fighting over who will get to sit on the stool. It is so funny to watch them sitting on the stool watching TV -- it is actually comfortable to them. Vic's birthday is August 4, and I plan to give it to him as soon as i receive the stool. This is not only as a joke, but i really think he will like it.

I look forward to receiving the stool and thanks for many years of good service.

Robin G.
Date: Jul. 16, 2002

Thank you so much for the confirmation. Just wanted to say that we keep giving the step stools as baby gifts ever since our son received one 14 years ago. Everybody loves them! Our 2 boys still have theirs. And a cousin in Argentina loved ours so much we had them made for his boys and someone brought them down to S. America last spring. So you can see they are worldwide!

Thanks again!
Loryn K.
Date: Jul. 16, 2002

I should have mentioned that both of my daughters received name stools when they were born from some friends. I turned the stools over to get your name. I should mention that both stools still reside in my girls rooms even though they are almost 16 and 15 years old!!! They have been cherished keepsakes. Thank you for a great product.

Jayne B.
Date: Jul. 15, 2002

I must tell you that I am really impressed with your
products. I had never heard of your company before
until a coworker suggested we get on of the stools as
a gift for another coworker. Ever since I've been
sold! I will only give these cute stools as baby
present from here on out. This is my second purchase
from your company and I know the intended receiver
will be thrilled like the last. You have a customer
for life as long as my friends keep having babies!


Christine G.
Date: Jul. 10, 2002

This must be the 10th kid I've sent a puzzle stool to over the years and they're always a big hit. And easy to order. Many thanks. Don H.
Date: Jul. 9, 2002

I have been ordering from you from years now and will continue to do so. You have quality products and an easy ordering system!!!!

Janice R.
Date: Jul. 2, 2002

Hello Carol,

The family loves the stool and has asked for the address to order for friends and family...the tradition continues! As I mentioned, Richard Shearer and Patti Shearer Reil introduced us to your products in 1981 by giving us one for our first daughter...Amy is now a junior at UGA and still has her stool! Her sister Leslie is entering Ole Miss this August and has hers also. We have been sending theses stools to our family and friends since 1981, and still give the address to new people. Rich and Patti met y'all on the arts and craft circuit and are now doing very well as Jewelers in Pinehurst, NC. In fact we will be with them celebrating their son Ian's 11th birthday this July 4th. Have a great holiday and thanks for all the happiness your products have brought our family and friends.


Dan & Debbie F.
Date: Jun. 28, 2002

You've been making these stools for 30 years; I've been sending them as baby gifts for nearly as long. We're on our second generation of recipients! And most of the new parents still have their stools!

Stanley P. W.
Date: Jun. 18, 2002

Thank you for the confirmation. I look forward to them receiving the stool -- I first sent one of your stools to my niece when she was born 14 years ago and have been buying them and recommending them ever since!!!! (I had ordered it from a store but copied your information off of the stool and kept it in my address book for my own reference as well as to pass on the information.)

LOVE your stools!

Regards, Linda

P.S. -- My niece, Melissa, learned to spell her name as a tot by playing with the letters in the stool !!
Date: Jun. 17, 2002

Thanks Carol -- I'm sure our daughter will love it. We recently were given one as a gift for our newborn son Elijah. Gaby loved the bench so much that we felt we should buy her one of her own.

Date: Jun. 17, 2002

Thank you. My two children each have one of your name stools, and I have
given them as gifts to my friends and family. I think this is the fourth
one I have purchased from your company. They make great gifts.
Date: Jun. 11, 2002

Thanks for your message. We don't need any convincing. Although we have not purchased any stools since about 1993, all three of our boys have them, and the oldest will be 21 in another month. So we have long known of the quality of your craftsmanship and have been very satisfied customers over the years.

Date: Jun. 10, 2002

Thanks very much for the order confirmation. My daughter, Emi has one of your stools and loves it!
-Susan H.
Date: Jun. 10, 2002

thank you. i think we have ordered at least 20 stools over the past 6 years.
Date: May 31, 2002

My 15 year old son received a stool when he was born. Since then I
> purchased one for my other son (now age 12), and have purchased them
> for close friends and family (too many to count) over the years. Not
> only is it a very convenient way to send a gift, it is the absolutely
> best gift that will last a lifetime. And it is a practical gift! You
> don't know how many times my kids used it to brush their teeth when
> they were little or told to "go sit on the stool" for time out!
> Anyway, I am certain that the newest baby I just purchased it for will
> enjoy it, too! (It is the second for their family---How can I get one
> for one child and not the next? Every child needs a stool!!)
> Sincerely yours, Debra C.
Date: May 30, 2002

It has been a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to receiving the stool for my granddaughter.

Date: May 29, 2002

thanks. everyone I send these to loves them
Date: May 28, 2002

Dear Carol........We got our first stool almost 29 years ago for our oldest son and have 2 more children(26 and 20) who also have theirs. We use them to this very day. We love to give them as gifts and have repeatedly done so over the years. It's truly a gift that keeps going and going....................Thanks.........Sheryl Cohn

P.S.....Their stools are the all wood ones without the "painted" name. One of them has a letter tenderly "chewed" by a puppy!!
Date: May 17, 2002

As I said in my message to you, we have personally been enjoying your stools for over 15 yrs in our house, not to mention the many gifts I have ordered from you over the years!Keep up the beautiful work!

Kindest regards, Rena
Date: May 17, 2002

I have ordered many of these adorable stools from you and have been very satisfied. Thanks for being a great company to work with and for having a great product.

Best of luck on your 30 more years!

Date: May 8, 2002

My wife and I have been sending out your stools for many years. Everyone who receives it, loves it. In fact, it is a tradition that we send out your stools. Recently you sent two stools to Luxembourg. How many stools have you sent to that country!?!?!?!??! And, my children, 22, 19 and 17 still use them, but not for a puzzle, (he, he).

Best regards,
Date: May 6, 2002

A friend recommended this to me and I love it at first sight.

Wouldn't you know it, we received the stool today! It
looks great! Thank you. /alicia p.
Date: May 2, 2002

Thanks so much, your stools are wonderful, and I have ordered many of them for my friends!!

Donna E.

we have three of your stools and have given away probably 15 at this point!
Date: Apr. 30, 2002

Thanks own children have them , and we have been very pleased. One child is 12 the other 9, and they are still in use. We do remember you business for special events.

Date: Apr. 29, 2002

was so happy to see you still were in business and online. All three of my children received stools as birth presents and they are still in their rooms!(When I need to reach those top shelves, I use their stools, too)
By the way the oldest is almost 22!

Eva K.
Date: Apr. 15, 2002

My daughter is 13 and she still has hers. She weighs as much as I do and uses it in her closet now, to reach things on the top shelf. When she was little, she played with it endlessly. Every family with a new child that we have given them to, over the years, still has and loves their puzzle, name stool. I also hope you, or someone, keeps producing these forever. Thanks for a great product. Your happy consumer, Beverly S.
Date: Apr. 11, 2002

Thanks so much!
My 18 and 19 year old received your stool when they were born and I have been sending them as gifts ever since.
They are great!

Randi W.
Date: Apr. 10, 2002

Thanks for the order confirmation. I have been using you for years, and these are the best gifts anyone could get.


Robin H.
Date: Apr. 5, 2002

Thanks! Both my kids 3 year old boy and 1 year old girl received them as gifts and
love them! I'm passing on the tradition!
Date: Apr. 4, 2002

Dear Carol,

Thank you for confirming my order. We have been with you for over 10 years, to the point where new mommies are actually REQUESTING your stools from us! How wonderful to see how your little original "cottage industry" has blossomed into what it is today. Bravo to all of you.


Date: Apr. 3, 2002

Your quality is evident in your product. I discovered your company only when I received a puzzle stool last September as a gift for the birth of my son, Kyler. Though he is not yet able to use it, I thought it was such a wonderful gift that I'm ordering one for a friend.

Thank you,
Date: Apr. 1, 2002

We received this stool for our eldest daughter as a
gift when she was born and when James was born,
thought he should have one of his own too. It's taken
us two years to order one for him, but it's finally
being done! Isabel and James both love the stool.
Thank you very much. We look forward to receiving the

/alicia p.
Date: Mar. 25, 2002

Thank you.

Our daughter, now 2, received one of your stools as a gift. She (and we) absolutely love it.

Date: Mar. 21, 2002

Hello Carol,
Thank-You for your families personal attention. Shelley and I just had a baby
boy and received a stool for Curtis our son. We loved it. He will enjoy it
for many years.
So of course when our friends had Jake we immediatley knew the perfect gift.
Thanks Again.
Craig and Shelley
Date: Mar. 20, 2002

We know how nice your stools are. Our children, aged 13 and 16 still have theirs!

Ellen M.
Date: Mar. 20, 2002

We love your puzzle stools. My two girls still love and use theirs -- and they got them 14 and 11 years ago! They are absolutely the best baby presents!



Date: Sun, 5 May 2001 19:40:53 -0800
Dear Carol, This is the third stool I have purchased from you, and you are right, it is wonderful. A keepsake forever. Thank you, Kathy

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 20:42:58 EST
Thanks! My son received one as a gift and after 3.5 years it still gets
played with and also used everyday. Good product :) Julie

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 13:10:33 EST
Thank you very much. We love the stool and plan to order these as gifts for friends in the future. Sincerely, Kristen Kelly

Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 13:49:02 -0500
Thank you for the order confirmation. AS the mother of one who has a stool, I KNOW they will love them!! She still plays with her at almost three!! Gretchen S.

Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 18:44:09 -0500
Carol, Thanks for the confirmation -We are the proud owners of 4 stools - our oldest daughter received one when she was born 14 years ago and it is still in her room (probably underneath a pile of teen magazines!). The last one we received was for the birth of our 4th child 8 weeks ago! All of our children love their stools. I remember personalized gifts they have received.
It is great that I can now order the stools over the internet - it was easy
and convenient! The Photo Sculpture sounds interesting. Do you plan on
adding a picture to the web site or your brochure? It would be great to
see it before ordering one.
I look forward to Maggie's mom receiving the stool and hearing how
wonderful it is. Best Regards, Sharon S.

Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:40:53 -0800
Dear Carol, This is the third stool I have purchased from you, and you are right, it is wonderful. A keepsake forever. Thank you, Kathy R.

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 07:48:58 -0600
I know they will love them because I had a baby 11 1/2 months ago and a
friend sent me one. I saved your web site address with them in mind! I
wish I had one with my name!!

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 09:14:06 EST
We love your quality. We have been ordering stools from you for at least 10 years, but this is the first online order from us.
We assume that with your continued success we will also continue to order.

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 18:13:47 -0500
Just for your customer testimonial files:
We bought our first stool from you in 1982 at an art show in Madison WI.
for our son. We bought them for all 3 of our children and I have been
buying them for all of my friends and their kids ever since. They are
wonderful! We still have all of ours and they now serve as decorations. I
fully expect the kids to have them in their own homes when they leave ours. Between my husband and myself it would be fun to know how many we have actually purchased. Keep up the good work! Terri

Date: 06 Feb 2001 19:57:06 -0600
I have been buying your name puzzle stools since 1979. At that time I lived in St. Louis and saw one in Crestwood Mall, which I purchased for my God Daughter. I have probably purchased 30 stools since then. They are the perfect baby gift. Everyone I've sent them to loves them.
Great work! Sincerely, Bob S.

Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:42:48 +0000
Carol - thanks so much for your note confirming my
orders. Love your stuff! Anne S.

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 09:49:40 -0500
Dear Carol:
Thank you-I have ordered many stools and name puzzles from your company in the past and have been completely satisfied! Keep up the good work- Diane A.

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 19:25:40 EST
My son received a stool and a name puzzle almost 12 years ago. they have
been great.

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 10:05:17 -0500
Hello Carol, Thank you for your message. No need to convince us of the wonders of your stools. Both our children received one when they were born and we must have given away 10 or more to others since that time. We love your stools and look forward to sending many more.
Janet-Lee S.

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:48:34 -0800
Thank you for mailing this quickly. My daughter is 17 years old and has a
stool that she received on her first birthday. She still uses it to reach
items in her closet. My 11 year old son also has a stool. I have send a huge
number for gifts for the past 16 years. Thank you for a quality product!
Beth B.

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:12:22 -0500
Received the confirmation. I just wanted to add my appreciation for your products. My oldest son, now 6, received his stool as a baby gift. He still uses it and I purchased one for my second son and have ordered them for several baby gifts, along with your other puzzle items. Your product quality and friendly service are superb and, unfortunately, hard to find in today's marketplace. Thank you. Joan

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 20:42:58 EST
Thanks! My son received one as a gift and after 3.5 years it still gets
played with and also used everyday. Good product :) Julie

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:49:19 EST
Thanks for the confirmation. We received a stool with our newborn's name in the fall and we love it, so
we thought we'd do the same for a friend of ours. Sean

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 08:34:10 -0600
We are long time stool purchasers. My kids have theirs from about 10 and 14 years ago and we often buy one for newborns of friends. This child
"requested" one (though his mother) to match his older brother's!
PS Glad to see you are on line

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:22:22 -0500
Thanks for the confirmation. We received a stool with our newborn's name in the fall and we love it, so we thought we'd do the same for a friend of ours. Sean

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 08:34:10 -0600
Hi Carol!!
I am sure I will be happy with the stool. I love the quality of the
workmanship!! JANET H.

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:22:22 -0500
A coworker told me about your web site. She has bought at least 6 stools in the last 3-4 years. The name trains I ordered yesterday are for a big
brother who got one of your name stools 3 years ago. Of course his new baby brother now has to have a stool too. Thanks.
Barbara C.

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 19:05:41 +0100
Received our stool and we love it. Our 18 month is learning to climb up
on his 'big boys' bed and will be ready for the transition. It's
lovely. We keep passing the word.
Marie Cilek
US Air Forces - NATO Germany JAN 11

Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 18:24:58 -0500
Thanks for your order confirmation. My children have two of their very own stools which were received as gifts - and they love them!!!!!!!
Regards, Michael N.

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 08:17:32 -0800
Thanks for your note. This is our "standard" new arrival gift and both the
parent and the child love it! Often when the 2nd child arrives, the parent
gives us a hint that the 1st child loves their stool so much, that it would
be difficult for them to share! What a great testament to your product! We met you 15 years ago at an art fair in Columbus OH and have been sending your stools as gifts ever since--in fact our 15 yr old daughter still has her stool, her dolls occupy it rather than her.
With best wishes for continued success,
Becky C.

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 00:02:48 EST
Dear Carol,
Thank you for the confirmation of my order. I have 3 children ages 10, 5,
and 3, and each one of them has a Damhorst stool. In fact, my youngest has two. They were all gifts when the children were born. Each one of them has thoroughly enjoyed the stools and have all spent time trying to put the letters in their correct place. I believe that they may have spent more time trying to force them into the wrong place. Thank you for making these stools. They are sturdy and resilient and very important to my growing children.I just thought you would like a little feedback from a happy consumer. This last order was our third of the month. This was the first one placed online. You are now even more convenient to us.
Hope your holidays are wonderful.
Michael S.

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 00:02:48 EST
Dear Carol,
Thank you for the confirmation of my order. I have 3 children ages 10, 5,
and 3, and each one of them has a Damhorst stool. In fact, my youngest has two. They were all gifts when the children were born. Each one of them has thoroughly enjoyed the stools and have all spent time trying to put the letters in their correct place. I believe that they may have spent more time trying to force them into the wrong place. Thank you for making these stools.
They are sturdy and resilient and very important to my growing children.
I just thought you would like a little feedback from a happy consumer. This last order was our third of the month. This was the first one placed online. You are now even more convenient to us.
Hope your holidays are wonderful.
Michael S.

Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 17:07:26 EST
This is for my grandson - I sent stools of yours to everyone I know who has a baby - they are the best presents.... J. Green

Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 23:55:37 -0500
All three of our children have received your stools as baby gifts and all
three have endured the test of time. Thank you! Jonathan C. M.

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:18:47
Thank you for the reply. We learned of your stools from friends of ours who received them as presents for their children- they're wonderful.
Regards- Jim M.

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 22:18:33 -0600
Yes, Miles requested the stool because my daughter has one from your
company that was a gift. So I know he'll like it.
Thanks, Dana W.

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 01:09:37
I was happily surprised to hear from you. We came to know your name puzzle stools because of the one our son received 6 years ago when he was born from a dear friend of ours. It was simply the best baby gift we received! We have given the same gift to a number of new born babies and they have always been appreciated. We thank you for your wonderful products and will always be your customer, wherever we may live.
Also, your website is so simple and easy to place orders and we loved it!!
Thanks again for your email. Chris and Chihiro H.

Date 17 Dec 2000 10:23:01 -0600
We liked the first one we received as a gift so much, our other two kids deserve them!! Nice workmanship! E-mail us with any questions. Happy Holidays and Thank you! Patrick R.

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 13:15:03 -0500
Thank you for your quick response. My two children, now 16 and 12, both
still have their name puzzle stools and still use them almost daily for
reaching things on their closet shelves or changing lightbulbs. Considering
we bought the first one at a craft fair in Chesterfield Mall over 16 years
ago, they are still in amazingly good condition. Your name and address are
still printed under the stools and I feel very fortunate to have located
your website, since we are now living in Virginia, just outside of
Washington DC. My friends rate this as the number one baby gift!
Thanks again. Barb H.

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 21:34:58 +0800
I know they will love them! I received one for my son four years ago and I
order them faithfully as baby gifts now! Both of my kids LOVE them (they
have the coatracks too!) And your service is GREAT. Thanks so much.

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:50:11 -0500
Dear Carol,
Thanks for the confirmation -- very nice.
The stool has arrived and Jamie and his parents are
thrilled with it!
Thanks again, Bob S.

Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 16:00:48 -0500
Thanks. My 18 and 14 year old sons both still have their puzzle stools! This is a gift for my niece's new baby whom I am sure wull enjoy it.
Dawn S.

Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 09:40:08 -0800
Thanks for your reply. I am one of those parents who has 2 of your stools.
One is 8 years old and still sturdy and providing entertainment.