This step by step diy project is about pallet bar stool plans. If you want to build beautiful and rustic bar stools, you need to pay attention to the instructions described in this article. This project features detailed plans for building a simple bar stool using pallets or reclaimed materials. Don’t forget to take a look over the related plans and to adjust the size and the design of the stool, before starting the actual construction of the furniture.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the patio table. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
Projects made from these plans
Pallet Bar Stool Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 30 3/4″ long LEGS
- B – 12 piece of 1×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long SLATS
- B – 12 piece of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long SLATS
- C – 5 piece of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long SEAT
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
Building a bar stool
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the bar stool. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to use 2×2 lumber for the legs and 1×4 lumber for the slats.
Take accurate measurements and smooth the cut edges after making the cuts using a saw. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square before attaching the slats to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Continue the outdoor project by attaching the slats to the sides of the bar stool. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to place the rest of the 1×4 slats to the sides, as described in the diagram.
Leave 1/2″ between the slats and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws.
After building the sides of the bar stool, we recommend you to lock them together by fitting 1×4 slats on both sides of the structure. Adjust the length of the slats at the right size and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you pre-drill the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components. add glue to enhance the bond of the joints.
After assembling the main frame of the bar stool, we recommend you to attach the 1×4 slats to the structure, in order to build the seat. Smooth the ends of the slats with fine-grit sandpaper and make sure all the slats are cut at the same size. Place the slats equally spaced and leave 1/8″ between them.
Drill pilot tholes through the slats and insert 1 1/4″” screws into the structure of the bar stool. Make sure the head of the screws are at the same level with the seat surface.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden bar stool in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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