DIY 3 Legged Stool plans
1 - 2x2x8 pine board 1 - 2x12 fir board scrap @ 11”l
- 3 - 2x2 @ 21”l (both ends 10 degree miter parallel) (legs) - 3 - 2x2 @ 6”l (one end 10 degree miter, one end 30 degree miter, angle off set from each other - see diagram) (center supports) - 1 - 2x12 @ 11”l (seat)
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!
Cut the three cross supports first. These will be a little tricky since the angles are cut on different sides of the boards, but once you get one, it will be smooth sailing from there. Drill pocket holes on underside (see next diagram) with your Kreg Jig set for 1-1/2" stock.
Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes facing upward on the inside of your three legs. Then attach the cross support 5" up from bottom of leg on inside. Do this for all three legs. Use 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.
Attach the three cross supports to each other on the underside, 1-1/2" in from the legs. Use 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.
Finally attach all three legs to the stool seat with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.
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.