Rustic X Bench turned Stool

Submitted by Jlreber on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 09:07

Moved our 3 year old into her big bed and she needed a stool. I loved the Rustic X Bench design and simply shrunk the measurements. The legs are made from 2x2s and were compound cut with the 5 degrees off center and 5 degree bevel. I used 1x2s for the aprons and other supports including the "X" support. Topped with a 1x12 cut 14" in length. Joined all together with countersunk 1 1/4" screws. Only added wood glue for the top piece. Stool measures 9 3/4" high which gives a nice 1/2" clearing to push under her bed when needed.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
Primed before painting with Valspar's Frosted Berry. Bought a $3 half pint sold as samples.
Recommended Skill Level


Pam the Goatherd

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 08:47

Love it! I have loved the full-sized bench since I first saw it. Miniaturizing it into a stool makes it even cuter! Thanks for the info on sizing. I'm going to have to make one!