Construct your individual reclaimed wooden stool following these DIY wood 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. 

See extra reclaimed wooden tasks right here, and construct a easy flip-over barstool step ladder or a DIY ladder chair, too. 

simple DIY reclaimed wood stool plans for a farmhouse step stool

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Easy DIY Wood Stool

Hello pals!  It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create. Right this moment I’m excited to share my newest construct, a easy wood DIY stool constituted of reclaimed wooden.

See my latest Elevated Planter Field and my different contributor tasks right here. 

Isn’t this little farmhouse wooden step stool enjoyable?!

simple and easy DIY wooden step stool plans

You may’t beat the character of reclaimed wooden.  I used this identical wooden for shelving in my Teen Boys Bed room Reveal, it’s simply so fairly!

The thought for this DIY step stool got here from these cute wooden stools I spied in Goal sooner or later.  I snapped a fast picture, as a result of that’s what I do once I need to construct one thing.

diy reclaimed wood stool inspiration at Target

It’s a good factor I did, as a result of I’ve not been capable of finding this stool on-line, wherever…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 collectively — you should use precise reclaimed wooden or new wooden, both will work!

The way 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.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Stool Overall Dimensions , MyLove2Create

Observe: For those who use thicker reclaimed wooden, the peak will fluctuate a bit because of the added thickness of the highest — Mindi’s stool is nearer to 14 1/2″.

For those who 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 wood 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 simple if you happen to’re shopping for new wooden.

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Utilizing reclaimed wooden makes this DIY stool so lovely with the automated character of the outdated 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 desk or by utilizing a country layered stain method like I did on the tremendous simple farmhouse wooden bench. 

*Please observe I’m giving the size for 3/4” thick wooden within the provide listing and within the woodworking plan lower listing.  The wooden I truly used is 1” thick reclaimed wooden, and it may be harder to seek out, however the lower listing can be utilized for both thickness, otherwise you use a thicker wooden too, modify to suit your wants/desires, the true fantastic thing about DIY. 🙂

Instruments wanted

** You may 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 purchase on the retailer, so I pieced boards collectively to suit the lower listing 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.

Fairly than getting out the desk noticed, I grabbed my trusty device combo, my Ryobi Round noticed and my Kreg Rip Lower to do the job.

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.

how to rip a board using a circular saw, diy reclaimed wood step stool plans

Within the high left picture you possibly can see how I’ve clamped my wooden, it will allow me to make use of my rip lower across the clamp (see high proper picture).

I set my rip lower in order that the board can be lower proper in half, and the two×4 help 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

Once I did a dry match on the wood stool items, I noticed 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 might be harmful to tear a slender piece like this on a miter noticed, and unattainable with my rip lower, so I busted out my jig noticed!

how to rip a board using a jigsaw, diy reclaimed wood step stool plans

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 lower so far as I may with my jig noticed.

I unclamped it and flipped it round and lower the remainder of the road.  I adopted the identical course of with each apron items to get the width I wished.  Performed, and really easy!  And protected. 😉

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.

kreg jig pocket holes for 1" thick wood, reclaimed wood step stool plans

You may see how simple it’s to drill pocket holes with an angled lower, simply make sure that the lower 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 places are detailed within the woodworking plans!)

DIY wood step stool plans, pocket holes and screws for 1" thick boards

I additionally need to level out that I needed to regulate my screw size to 1 1/2” in an effort to match my board thickness. This it crucial to recollect when utilizing a pocket gap jig.

Once more, if you’re utilizing 3/4” wooden you’ll use 1 1/4” pocket gap screws.

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Constructing a Easy DIY Wood Stool

Get the total lower listing and dimensions within the printable wood stool plans. The plans embody the total meeting directions as effectively, that are additionally detailed within the photographs right here.

Step 1: Assemble Wooden Stool Seat

After you’ve lower 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.

build top of reclaimed wood DIY step stool by joining 2 boards

I all the time make 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 have been flush with the highest (high photographs).

Then I glued and clamped the opposite leg to the apron items and added my screws.

attach stool legs to DIY wood step stool using pocket holes

I did want to make use of a shorter drill bit for this, as a result of the house was tight. Utilizing Proper Angle Drill or Drill Attachment is basically useful.

I need 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 skin into the apron items utilizing 2 to 2 1/2” screws.

attach supports for DIY wood step stool

I measured and marked the place I wished my help board on the stool legs and hooked up it with my pocket gap screws.

Step 3: Connect Leg Meeting to Seat

On the underside facet of the stool seat I measured and marked the place the highest of the legs wanted to be positioned.  I really like utilizing a mix sq. for fast correct marking.

combination square woodworking tool to measure and mark DIY wood stool leg location

Subsequent, I hooked up 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 might use screws too.

attach reclaimed wood top to DIY stool legs

That’s it! Simply 3 steps to construct your individual DIY wooden stool!

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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 along 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 appropriate I’m making use of it to the stool.

how to stain wood to match reclaimed wood stool

I’ve used this identical stain on a number of tasks like my Chalkboard Coat Rack and my Marvel Subway Artwork.

You’ll have observed that I stuffed in my pocket holes with wooden filler…I wasn’t solely certain I ought to have accomplished that, I feel they could 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 at the least.

Reclaimed Wood Stool DIY Step Stool Plans, Remodelaholic

The lower facet of the legs I ripped have been additionally very completely different in coloration, however hey, I feel it provides character. 😉

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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 below the mailbox, and it is perhaps an excellent dwelling so my children aren’t transferring the porch chairs to get the mail each afternoon!

live edge reclaimed wood stool, farmhouse DIY step stool plans

I really like the country dwell edges of the reclaimed wooden boards… And the enjoyable thick legs.

reclaimed wood stool, DIY step stool plans

It may make good addition to any room in the home. (See extra of that pallet letter right here.)

DIY wood step stool in a teen room with faux brick wall and pallet wood letters

It seems to be nice in my boys room, however I would steal it for the kitchen! 🙂  It’s an excellent factor I’m not indecisive! (wink wink)

This actually is an easy construct particularly if you happen to use the dimensional lumber I supplied in my lower listing.

You may all the time get inventive along with your end and make it appear like reclaimed wooden (utilizing a technique like this or this or this home made stain), or simply paint it!

Joyful Constructing!


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How To Build A Reclaimed Wood Stool - DIY Step Stool Plans

First revealed 12 Nov 2016 // Final up to date 17 Mar 2021

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