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"
- 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 13" x 13" (seat)
- 4 - 2x2 @ 11 1/4" (5 degree bevel & miter on both ends parallel, measuring short point to long point) (legs)
- 4 - 1x2 @ 8" (5 degree miter both ends NOT parallel, measuring short point to short point) (apron)
- 1 - 1x4 @ 12" (seat back)
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.
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.