Construct your individual reclaimed wooden stool following these DIY picket stool plans! This easy farmhouse DIY step stool is nice to assist attain issues or to make use of as an ottoman or plant stand, too.
Easy DIY Wood Stool
Hello buddies! It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create. As we speak I’m excited to share my newest construct, a easy picket DIY stool produced from reclaimed wooden.
Isn’t this little farmhouse wooden step stool enjoyable?!
You’ll be able to’t beat the character of reclaimed wooden. I used this similar wooden for shelving in my Teen Boys Bedroom Reveal, it’s simply so fairly!
The concept for this DIY step stool got here from these cute wooden stools I spied in Target in the future. I snapped a fast picture, as a result of that’s what I do once I wish to construct one thing.
It’s a good factor I did, as a result of I’ve not been capable of finding this stool on-line, anyplace…so I don’t even know in the event that they promote them anymore.
By no means you concern! You may make your individual following the plans I put together — you should use precise reclaimed wooden or new wooden, both will work!
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Wooden Stool Dimensions
Following the woodworking plans and utilizing 3/4″ thick boards, the farmhouse wooden stool measures 17” W x 11” D x 14” H.
Be aware: In the event you use thicker reclaimed wooden, the peak will range a bit as a result of added thickness of the highest — Mindi’s stool is nearer to 14 1/2″.
In the event you want a taller step stool, construct a flip-over barstool step ladder (24″ tall) or a DIY ladder chair (~46″).
DIY Wooden Stool Supplies
The longest size of wooden wanted for this DIY picket stool plan is ~17″, so this can be a nice scrap wooden undertaking, too!
I used completely different widths of boards that I pieced collectively to get the widths I wished for the highest and legs, however the materials listing consists of the widest available boards to make it straightforward should you’re shopping for new wooden.
Utilizing reclaimed wooden makes this DIY stool so lovely with the automated character of the previous wooden!
You need to use new wooden, too, after all, and provides it a reclaimed look by beating it up a bit like I did on my console table or through the use of a country layered stain method like I did on the super easy farmhouse wood bench.
*Please observe I’m giving the scale for 3/4” thick wooden within the provide listing and within the woodworking plan cut list. The wooden I truly used is 1” thick reclaimed wooden, and it may be harder to search out, however the reduce listing can be utilized for both thickness, otherwise you use a thicker wooden too, modify to suit your wants/needs, the true great thing about DIY. 🙂
** You’ll be able to construct this stool with out pocket holes as effectively, simply pre-drill and utilizing 2 to 2 1/2” screws (extra particulars under).
Ideas for ripping boards utilizing a round noticed
Utilizing reclaimed wooden meant I used to be working with boards of various widths than you should buy on the retailer, so I pieced boards collectively to suit the cut list dimensions from the plans.
To make the legs wider, like my inspiration piece, I wanted to tear one of many three leg boards in half for an extension to be added to the 2 leg boards.
In case you are utilizing 1×10 boards you don’t want to do that step the wooden is the proper width for the legs.
Within the high left picture you may see how I’ve clamped my wooden, it will allow me to make use of my rip reduce across the clamp (see high proper picture).
I set my rip reduce in order that the board will likely be reduce proper in half, and the two×4 assist board is over sufficient in order that my blade won’t hit it whereas I rip the board.
Ideas for ripping boards utilizing a jigsaw
After I did a dry match on the picket stool items, I spotted I didn’t like how huge the apron items have been and I wished them a lot smaller (which is why I listed 1×2 boards within the plans as a substitute of thicker).
With out my desk noticed arrange, I knew it could be harmful to tear a slender piece like this on a miter noticed, and not possible with my rip reduce, so I busted out my jig noticed!
I used a scrap piece of 1×2 as my thickness information, and marked it on my apron (high left). Then I clamped my piece on one finish and reduce so far as I might with my jig noticed.
I unclamped it and flipped it round and reduce the remainder of the road. I adopted the identical course of with each apron items to get the width I wished. Achieved, and really easy! And secure. 😉
Ideas for Pocket Holes on 1″ Thick Lumber
My reclaimed wooden was 1” thick and so I would like to regulate my Kreg Jig and depth collar on my drill bit accordingly.
In case you are utilizing 3/4” thick wooden you will have to set the changes for that thickness.
You’ll be able to see how straightforward it’s to drill pocket holes with an angled reduce, simply be sure the reduce finish is flush to the underside of the jig while you clamp it in.
Here’s a shot of all my pocket holes. Those on the highest of the legs will screw into the highest seat board. (And all of those pocket gap areas are detailed within the woodworking plans!)
I additionally wish to level out that I needed to alter my screw size to 1 1/2” with the intention to match my board thickness. This it crucial to recollect when utilizing a pocket gap jig.
Once more, in case you are utilizing 3/4” wooden you’ll use 1 1/4” pocket gap screws.
Constructing a Easy DIY Wood Stool
Get the complete reduce listing and dimensions within the printable wooden stool plans. The plans embody the complete meeting directions as effectively, that are additionally detailed within the photographs right here.
Step 1: Assemble Wooden Stool Seat
After you’ve reduce the items to size with the scale and bevels listed within the plans, you’ll connect the two seat items collectively utilizing wooden glue and pocket holes screws.
I at all times be sure to clamp my boards on this course of so my boards don’t shift whereas drilling within the screws.
Step 2: Assemble the Stool Legs
To construct the stool, I began by including the 2 apron items to the highest of 1 leg, ensuring they have been flush with the highest (high photographs).
Then I glued and clamped the opposite leg to the apron items and added my screws.
I wish to observe which you can construct the stool legs with out pocket holes as effectively, simply pre-drill and screw via the legs from the surface into the apron items utilizing 2 to 2 1/2” screws.
I measured and marked the place I wished my assist board on the stool legs and connected it with my pocket gap screws.
Step 3: Connect Leg Meeting to Seat
On the underside aspect of the stool seat I measured and marked the place the highest of the legs wanted to be positioned. I like utilizing a mixture sq. for fast correct marking.
Subsequent, I connected the legs to the seat utilizing pocket gap screws with the pocket holes on the legs. I additionally nailed via the aprons into the seat with 2” nails, you possibly can use screws too.
That’s it! Simply 3 steps to construct your individual DIY wooden stool!
Ending the DIY Reclaimed Wooden Stool
Since I had uncovered recent edges with my cuts, I wanted to stain them to match the pure reclaimed wooden look.
I made a decision to go together with a pure vinegar and metal wooden stain (like this recipe) to assist unify the items with a pleasant pure grayish coloration.
On the left I examined it on a scrap piece to see if I preferred it, on the suitable I’m making use of it to the stool.
You’ll have observed that I stuffed in my pocket holes with wooden filler…I wasn’t completely certain I ought to have carried out that, I believe they may have blended higher with out being stuffed.
Oh effectively, life classes, I did attempt to paint them with some craft paint to attempt to mix them higher, however completely forgot to take photographs of that course of…however I don’t assume I did an excellent job anyway. Ugh. Fortunately they’re not that seen now a minimum of.
The reduce aspect of the legs I ripped have been additionally very completely different in coloration, however hey, I believe it provides character. 😉
I sealed it with three coats of poly, sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats one and two for a pleasant easy end.
This shot is by my entrance door proper beneath the mailbox, and it could be a great residence so my children aren’t transferring the porch chairs to get the mail each afternoon!
I like the country dwell edges of the reclaimed wooden boards… And the enjoyable thick legs.
It appears nice in my boys room, however I’d steal it for the kitchen! 🙂 It’s a great factor I’m not indecisive! (wink wink)
This actually is an easy construct particularly should you use the dimensional lumber I supplied in my reduce listing.
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First printed 12 Nov 2016 // Final up to date 17 Mar 2021