DIY Kids stools that you can make with scrap wood! Free plans by ana-white.com
1 - 3/4" plywood scrap (13" x 13")
1 - 2x2x8
1 - 1x2x6
1 - 1x4 scrap @ 12"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Take all of the legs and mark the inside corner on the top and the outside corner on the bottom. A five degree bevel/angle can be hard to judge once you start building.
Then with inside corners on the inside, attach an apron to two of the legs. Do this for two leg sets. Use the 3/4" setting on your Kreg Jig and attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, pocket holes are drilled in the aprons.
TIP: Also drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward in aprons for attaching the seat in later steps.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes on either end of the remaining aprons (and also facing upward for attaching the top in later steps). Attach to leg sets with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.
Attach seat back to seat. If you are painting, you can use pocket holes (3/4" setting with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws) but for stain, attach from underside with carefully placed and predrilled 2-1/2" screws.
Attach seat to leg base through the pocket holes drilled in step 1 and 2.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.