Pub Table height stool, modern design

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Pub Table Height Stools with a modern design created by Anthony DeCesare

I was Looking for solid stools that had simple modern look to them. So I decided to build my own after not really find what I was looking for in style nor durability. This project turned out well and I figured then I would give back to this community since I see so many other helpful people and also Thank you Ana for having this space for us to share and learn.

I hope you enjoy this and are able to understand the construction. I will answer any questions in the comments sections as needed..Enjoy :)

24" high, seat 15 1/4" x 14"


Shopping List

(2) 1 x 3 x 6' oak
(2) 1 x 2 x 8' oak
(1) 1 x 6 x 2' oak

1 pack fine thread Kreg screws 1 1/4"
Wood glue (if wanted for extra durability)

Cut List

(2) 1 x 6 x 12 1/4" (top middle)
(2) 1 x 2 x 12 1/4" (top sides)
(2) 1 x 2 x 14" (top sides)

(4) 1 x 2 x 23 1/2" (legs)
(4) 1 x 3 x 23 1/2" (legs)

(2) 1 x 2 x 9" (base top sides)
(2) 1 x 2 x 9 3/4" (base top sides)

(2) 1 x 3 x 9" (base bottom sides)
(2) 1 x 3 x 9 3/4" (base bottom sides)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Making the top - refer to the picture of the top

-Attach the two 1 x 6 x 12 1/4" pieces together.
-Then attach the two pieces 1 x 2 12 1/4 on each side of those pieces.
- finish top by attaching the 1 x 2 x 14" pieces to the long sides of the top

Step 2


Attach (1) 1 x 2 x 23 1/2" piece lengthwise with a 1 x 3 x 23 1/2" piece (due this for all for legs. You can use wood glue here or by countersinking a screw as I have done

Then be careful for the next couple steps with the dimensional pieces we cut....
-attach a 1 x 2 x 9" piece to the top side of the 1 x 2 x 23 1/2"
- attach a 1 x 3 x 9" piece to the bottom side (4 inches up) of the 1 x 2 x 23 1/2"

-attach a 1x 2 x 9 3/4" pice to the top side of the 1 x 3 x 23 1/2 side of the leg
- attache a 1 x 3 x 9 3/4 piece to the bottom side (4 inches up) of the 1 x 3 x 23 1/2" side of the leg

repeat those steps to make the base as seen in the last picture

Step 3

attach the top piece to the base ( i used the kreg jig to make a pocket hole in each corner leg)

Step 4

stain, or paint and then protect

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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.