Little foot stools

Very quick stools: 45 Minutes

Lumber (plywood or solid 3/4 stock)
foam & batting to size
Straight Legs Plates
pre-made legs (finish to taste)
spray adhesive

small flat head screw driver (helps to have one on hand)
small drill bit and screw driver (or cordless drill)
good shears and a razor blade. I circular fabric cutter is awesome and leaves a clean edge)
Staple Gun

* Out of a reclaimed 1x12 cutout 2 8"x14.5" pieces of lumber.
* Space out and attach the Straight Leg Plates (pre-drill the holes)
attach legs
* spray adhesive foam to the board.
* drape your batting over the foam. (I stretch and stable the batting).
* drape and cut fabric to the right dimensions (leave a little overhang to fold under.)
* Staple the fabric (either pleat or 45 the corners)
* Hot glue or nail head on your trim. If using nail heads make a ribbon from the fabric you are using.
* Done :)

My next set will be solid with nailheads

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
plywood or 3/4" stock the width you want.
Finish Used
Poly or Paint
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


thebeatonpath (not verified)

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:20

So excited to see this! Recently purchased leg plates and legs for pennies at an estate sale and thrift store and wanted to make something from them, plus I already have the foam, batting and extra fabric. I have now found just the project because we have NO foot stools. THANKS for posting!