Neat Little Project: Create an All-in-One Stool, Mini Table and Ottoman

Stools are rather straightforward and utilitarian pieces of furniture ; I find these to be great accessories which can add just a little something to some room. This stool is wider than usual, therefore it may be utilised in many different ways. It is at a height that it may be used as a small coffee table, a step or, with a cushion on the top, an ottoman. The excess width, angled legs and dimensional construction-grade lumber make it exceptionally strong and stable. You can make it rustic and paint it a neutral grey, as I did, or fill all the screw holes and then give it your favorite accent colour. It is all up to you.

Chris Hill

This stool measures 23 inches wide, 11⅜ inches high and 15 inches deep.

Materials:(two) 2-by-6-by-8 planks(1) 2-by-4-by-8 board21/2-inch wood screwsWood gluePrimer and paintTools:Miter sawDrillMeasuring tapeSquarePaintbrushes

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Assemble the Rails

From among those 2-by-6 boards, cut two end railings into 101/2 inches long and two side rails to 12 inches long.

Using Figure 1 as a guide, use adhesive to the ends of the side rails and attach the finish railings using 21/2-inch wood screws.

Chris Hill

The most unique parts of this project would be the legs. They seem complicated but are rather easy.

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Create the Legs

From the 2-by-6 planks, cut four legs into 103/4 inches long. Use Figure 2 as a guide for indicating the angle cuts on the legs. Use a miter saw to cut the 10-degree angles initially, then the 45-degree angle.

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Attach the Legs

Use Figure 3 as a guide for attaching the legs. Set them in place as shown (two inches from the end railings) and use a pencil to mark the position of the railings on the legs. Apply glue to these marked areas, clamp the legs in place and attach them with two1/2-inch screws.

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Produce the Slats

Use Figure 4 as a guide for creating the broad slats. From the 2-by-6s cut two broad slats to 23 inches long. Cut 45-degree miters on a single corner at each end as shown.

From the 2-by-4 cut the narrow slat to 23 inches long.

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Attach the Slats

Position the narrow slat based on the meeting. It will go past the end railings by roughly 4 inches on either end. Use a square as a guide in this process. Mark the position of the narrow slat towards the finish railings with a pen. Eliminate the narrow slat, use glue into the conspicuous area, replace the narrow slat and attach it to the finish railings using 21/2-inch screws. Mark a line towards the end railings 1/4 inch out of the narrow slat on both sides of the slat.

To generate painting easier, paint the meeting now except for the tops of the side railings, the tops of the legs and the areas towards the end railings on the other side of their 1/4-inch mark. Paint the edges, ends and a single face of the broad slats.

Apply glue to the unpainted areas in addition to the side rails, legs and finish rails. Put the wide pliers onto the meeting, making sure the spacing is 1/4 inch and the ends are flush with the narrow slat, and attach them with 21/2-inch screws.

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Touch up with paint any areas that got marred throughout fabrication. You can fill out the screw holes or leave them as is. I left my job a bit rough for a rustic appearance.

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You can easily adjust the size. Just increase the length of the side railings, thin pliers and wide slats. You might even offer the stool more height by increasing the length of the legs.

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You can add a pillow or little cushion to soften the shirt and make it more comfortable as an ottoman. Add strips of hook and loop fasteners (such as Velcro) to both the stool and the pillow or cushion to keep it in place.

Inform us : How would you finish and utilize this tiny stool?

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