Stools for the Bar Table for the Simple Outdoor Collection

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 08:42
Difficulty
Beginner
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These simple modern outdoor bar stools look great on your patio or even indoors. Simple and inexpensive to build, flat legs add updated style.

Dimensions
Overall dimensions are shown above.

Preparation

Shopping List

12′ of 1x2s
18′ of 1x3s
2″ Screws
1 1/4″ Screws

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

CUT LIST
2 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Seat side aprons)
2 – 1×2 @ 12 3/4” (Seat end aprons)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Seat supports)
2 – 1×3 @ 14 1/2″ (Breadboard Ends)
5 – 1×3 @ 10 3/4″ (Seat Slats)
4 – 1×3 @ 29 1/4″ (Legs)
2 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Bottom Supports)
2 – 1×2 @ 12 3/4″ (Bottom Supports)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Power Sander
General Instructions

Sand and finish your board before assembling (unless you can use a spray finish). Work on a clean level surface and predrill and countersink your screw holes. Keep outside edges flush and use glue. Check for square after each step. Be safe, have fun.

Instructions

Step 1

SEAT FRAME
Build your seat frame with glue and 2″ screws as shown above. Make sure the support is square at this step.

Step 2

BREADBOARD ENDS
Attach the breadboard ends with the 1 1/4″ screws and glue. You can place a seat slat in between to help you line up your breadboard ends.

Step 3

SEAT SLATS
Screw your seat slats to the supports as shown above. Use glue and 1 1/4″ screws.

Step 4

LEGS
Attach the legs with 1 1/4″ screws and glue to the seat aprons as shown above.

Step 5

Step 6

BOTTOM SUPPORTS
Attach the longer bottom supports to both the shorter supports and the legs using 1 1/4″ screws and glue.

Step 7

FINISHING
Your stool should have at least a base finish layer. You can touch up screw holes with paintable silicone or wood filler, lightly sand even, and add a touch up coat of paint.

Comments

Katie (not verified)

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 03:47

Ana- I just remembered that I have a HUGE pile of fence boards cut in half behind my shed from our old fence. Do you think they would be sturdy enough to use in building these stools? Other than being weathered, they look like they are in good condition.

Ana White (not verified)

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 10:03

I would be careful with stools, you don't want them to break when someone stout sits on them! Maybe try building one first and check out how strong it is? It really is going to depend on the boards.

Mary (not verified)

Wed, 06/16/2010 - 13:24

I am going to shorten the legs on the stool plan to make a side table to go with my chairs!

M.B.Walker (not verified)

Sat, 08/14/2010 - 09:37

What about a back on these? I'm looking at it thinking it couldn't be hard to add a back (and make it 6" shorter) perfect for my counter.

questions abou… (not verified)

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