October 3, 2016

How to Build a Step Stool #DIY

step stool DIY
We made this cute step stool with only a few pieces of wood. This step stool is sturdy and strong. It is very convenient, and useful for us.
step stool DIY
This step stool has multiple uses for us. It helps us get things from the top shelves as well as lets us rest our legs while sitting on a chair. The kids use this as a mini stool to sit down.

To build this stool we used the following material...
Kreg jig 
2.5 " pocket hole screws 
Wood glue
1 piece of 2x6 wood (we used leftover 2x6 from other projects) 
Brad nailer (optional)
2" brad nails (optional)

Cut List...
Base lengths :  
Qty 2 - 10 inches
Qty 2 - 5 inches

Top lengths
Qty 2 - 12.5 inches.

Bottom support : 
Qty 1 - 9.5 inches
First, we assembled a set of 2 bases (legs) as shown using pocket hole screws. 
step stool DIY
We then aligned and connected the bases together using the bottom support. 
step stool DIY
After that we assembled the tops. The tops had a 1/4" overlap on either side. We used brad nails to attach the tops. You could also use 2.5 or 2" wood screws. 
step stool DIY
We used the bright Liberty Blue Fusion paint for the top, and for the sides and bottom we used the light blue Little Whale Fusion paint. Since we plant to use this step stool in high traffic areas in our home, we used Fusion's Tough Coat Matte Poly sealer. The Tough Coat Matte Poly sealer is non-yellowing and dries to a matte finish.
step stool DIY
This turned out to be an easy and fast project. Once we painted the step stool it looks like it was purchased from a shop. You can also play around with the height or width of this step stool to suit your needs. 

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