Construct your personal reclaimed wooden stool following these DIY picket stool plans! This straightforward farmhouse DIY step stool is nice to assist attain issues or to make use of as an ottoman or plant stand, too.
Easy DIY Picket Stool
Hello pals! It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create. Right this moment I’m excited to share my newest construct, a easy picket DIY stool created from reclaimed wooden.
Isn’t this little farmhouse wooden step stool enjoyable?!
You possibly can’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 at some point. I snapped a fast picture, as a result of that’s what I do after 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 can also make your personal following the plans I put together — you should use precise reclaimed wooden or new wooden, both will work!
Find out how to Make a DIY Wooden Stool
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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 fluctuate 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 challenge, too!
I used completely different widths of boards that I pieced collectively to get the widths I needed for the highest and legs, however the materials checklist consists of the widest available boards to make it simple when you’re shopping for new wooden.
Utilizing reclaimed wooden makes this DIY stool so stunning with the automated character of the previous wooden!
You need to use new wooden, too, in fact, and provides it a reclaimed look by beating it up a bit like I did on my console table or by utilizing a country layered stain approach like I did on the super easy farmhouse wood bench.
*Please word I’m giving the size for 3/4” thick wooden within the provide checklist 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 minimize checklist can be utilized for both thickness, otherwise you use a thicker wooden too, modify to suit your wants/needs, the true fantastic thing about DIY. 🙂
** You possibly can construct this stool with out pocket holes as properly, 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 purchase 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 right width for the legs.
Within the prime left picture you may see how I’ve clamped my wooden, it will allow me to make use of my rip minimize across the clamp (see prime proper picture).
I set my rip minimize in order that the board shall be minimize proper in half, and the two×4 assist board is over sufficient in order that my blade is not going to 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 had been and I needed them a lot smaller (which is why I listed 1×2 boards within the plans as an alternative of thicker).
With out my desk noticed arrange, I knew it could be harmful to tear a slim piece like this on a miter noticed, and unimaginable with my rip minimize, 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 (prime left). Then I clamped my piece on one finish and minimize so far as I may with my jig noticed.
I unclamped it and flipped it round and minimize the remainder of the road. I adopted the identical course of with each apron items to get the width I needed. Carried out, 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 have to to set the changes for that thickness.
You possibly can see how simple it’s to drill pocket holes with an angled minimize, simply be sure that the minimize finish is flush to the underside of the jig if 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” so as to match my board thickness. This it essential 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 Picket Stool
Get the complete minimize checklist and dimensions within the printable wooden stool plans. The plans embody the complete meeting directions as properly, that are additionally detailed within the pictures right here.
Step 1: Assemble Wooden Stool Seat
After you’ve minimize the items to size with the size and bevels listed within the plans, you’ll connect the two seat items collectively utilizing wooden glue and pocket holes screws.
I all the time be sure that 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 had been flush with the highest (prime pictures).
Then I glued and clamped the opposite leg to the apron items and added my screws.
I wish to word you can construct the stool legs with out pocket holes as properly, simply pre-drill and screw by means of the legs from the surface into the apron items utilizing 2 to 2 1/2” screws.
I measured and marked the place I needed my assist board on the stool legs and hooked up 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 mix sq. for fast correct marking.
Subsequent, I hooked up the legs to the seat utilizing pocket gap screws with the pocket holes on the legs. I additionally nailed by means of the aprons into the seat with 2” nails, you possibly can use screws too.
That’s it! Simply 3 steps to construct your personal DIY wooden stool!
Ending the DIY Reclaimed Wooden Stool
Since I had uncovered contemporary 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 appreciated it, on the suitable I’m making use of it to the stool.
You will have observed that I crammed in my pocket holes with wooden filler…I wasn’t totally positive I ought to have executed that, I feel they could have blended higher with out being crammed.
Oh properly, life classes, I did attempt to paint them with some craft paint to attempt to mix them higher, however completely forgot to take pictures of that course of…however I don’t suppose I did an excellent job anyway. Ugh. Fortunately they’re not that seen now no less than.
The minimize aspect of the legs I ripped had been additionally very completely different in coloration, however hey, I feel it provides character. 😉
I sealed it with three coats of poly, sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats one and two for a pleasant clean end.
This shot is by my entrance door proper underneath the mailbox, and it is likely to be a very good house so my youngsters aren’t shifting 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 seems to be nice in my boys room, however I’d steal it for the kitchen! 🙂 It’s a very good factor I’m not indecisive! (wink wink)
This actually is a straightforward construct particularly when you use the dimensional lumber I supplied in my minimize checklist.
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First revealed 12 Nov 2016 // Final up to date 17 Mar 2021