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Handy Stool

  • December 23, 2014

Madrona
Madrona
Madrona
Madrona

I needed a Christmas gift project for several family members, so I designed this handy stool. I had on hand some stair treads that were 11 1/2" wide and approximately 4 feet long, with a bullnose on one edge. I trimmed off the bullnose and planed the 1 1/8" thickness to 1 inch. I used my Ryobi 18V drill, impact driver, jig saw and two different sanders to complete the project. I made seven stools and left them unfinished so the recipients could finish them to their taste and decor.

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      • Difficulty: Intermediate
        Categories: Other
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      • FIR IN THE SIZE OF 11" WIDE AND 1" THICK.
      • LOTS AND LOTS OF SANDPAPER!

Comments (4)


  • What are the dimensions of this stool?
    By leahcima, on February 7, 2015

  • The stool is 12" high, 11" wide and 18" long. The rails under the top are 2 1/2" by 14". All wood is full 1" thick.
    By Madrona, on February 23, 2015

  • Sorry, the rails are 16" long, not 14".
    By Madrona, on February 23, 2015

  • Interesting design. I liked it.
    By Timafeus, on March 6, 2015

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Handy Stool

by Madrona
Dec 23, 2014
Medium b0d23233 d524 439a aec8 07b8f68579a6

I needed a Christmas gift project for several family members, so I designed this handy stool. I had on hand some stair treads that were 11 1/2" wide and approximately 4 feet long, with a bullnose on one edge. I trimmed off the bullnose and planed the 1 1/8" thickness to 1 inch. I used my Ryobi 18V drill, impact driver, jig saw and two different sanders to complete the project. I made seven stools and left them unfinished so the recipients could finish them to their taste and decor.