This step by step diy woodworking project is about stool plans. If you want to learn more about building a simple stool, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the stool plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the stool to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″ long BRACES
- C – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 33″ long, 1 piece – 10 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 38″ long SEAT
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 10 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Building a stool
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the stool. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to make 15 degree cuts to both ends of the legs. In addition, we recommend you to cut both ends of the braces at 75 degrees.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the braces and secure them to the legs. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
Cut the components for the seat frame out of 2×4 lumber, making sure you take accurate measurements. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides of the stool, by inserting 2 1/2″ galvanized screws.
Top Tip: Make sure the corners are square and add waterproof glue to enhance the bond of the components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the middle support and secure it into place tightly.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 stretcher and attach it to the bottom braces of the stool. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add waterproof glue to enhance the rigidity of the joints.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the 2×6 slats to the seat of the stool. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws into the seat slats.
Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess by using a damp cloth. Center the frame of the stool to the seat slats and smooth the exposed edges with sandpaper.
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: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the bench in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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