It doesn’t matter that I no longer have littles who need stools to wash their hands or find a snack in the pantry, I still love to decorate with stools around the house. Not only are they functional but if you choose the right stool, they could even be an alternative place for storage. I love mixing up my stools whenever possible and donating them to neighbors, friends, or thrift stores but buying new ones can get expensive! Instead of blowing all of your home decor money on bar stools, step stools, and whatever other kinds of stools you may need, try making your own stools instead. Keep reading for a list of DIY stools made from the one thing all DIYers have handy: scrap wood. Let’s go!
Basic Step Stool
This easy-to-make wooden stool is perfect for those just out of reach items on the top shelf of your kitchen cabinets. To create, you’ll need to track down 1- 1×10, 1- 1×6, and a 1 1×2 piece of wood. Once acquired, you will want to cut the wood to these sizes, 2- 1×6’s (3/4” x 5 1/2”) @ 17” (Top/seat boards), 2- 1×10’s (3/4” x 9 1/4”) @ 13 1/2” long point to short point. Cut at a 10-degree bevel, ends should be parallel. (Legs), 2- 1×2’s (3/4” x 1 1/2”) @ 9 1/4″ long point to long point. Cut at 10 degrees off square, ends should NOT parallel (for the top apron pieces), 1- 1×2 @ 11 3/4” long point to long point. Cut at 10 degrees off square, ends should not be parallel (for the middle support piece). After you’ve made all those cuts, you’ll want to attach the top apron pieces together using screws (go in at an angle so you don’t see the screws up top) and attach them to the leg pieces using angled screws. Image via Remodelholic.