Squatting to go potty is easier and is how humans are designed to poop. The Cool Stool by Maxam is designed to raise your knees and put you in a squatting position while you sit on the toilet. Give Cool Stool a try and see for yourself how much easier pooping will be. If you already have a plastic toilet stool, upgrade to a Cool Stool. It is a high quality piece of furniture made from genuine sustainable bamboo with a water resistant finish . 7.5 inches tall. The curved cutout and the 16.5 X 8.5 inch size allows you to store under or beside your toilet.