I had some spare time this weekend and was bored with babysitting. So, I went ahead and made something interesting to kill my time and use some of the scrap wood I have been collecting for ages. This stool is lightweight yet sturdy, comfortable to sit on, and is highly functional as it can be moved around the house, giving a dynamic and entertaining experience.
Table of Contents
- Pallet Wood
- Protective equipment like:
- Face mask
- Sanding Tool
- Measuring Tape
- Handsaw or Chop-saw
- and Paint of your choice
Dismantling The Pallet
The first step is to dismantle your pallet. You can dismantle the pallet using 2 hammers or you can check this article that will show you several methods to dismantle a pallet. The aim is to reuse all the nails used in building this pallet so that, you can use them in building this stool.
A stool is a highly useful piece of furniture that comes in handy at any point of time, such as to sit, and to reach out places that you can’t reach without some additional support. There are so many styles, shapes, and types of stools available online, but the real fun is to make one yourself, using your own time and creativity. Many people choose them to add a bit of charm to their home interior and exterior decoration.
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Let’s start by cutting the pieces of wood required to build this stool. My pallets are 9cm wide and 2cm thick. So, if I want to make a perfect square I would need:
- 12 x 36cm blocks for 2 opposite sides and the top
- 8 x 32cm blocks for the other 2 sides
- 4 x 38cm blocks for the legs, which will also hold the sides
For the base we need:
- 2 x 32cm blocks for the center bit and
- 2 x 28cm blocks for the sides bits
- And finally, few random sized blocks to hold the sides. Just keep watching and you will know what I mean.
Before putting the blocks together, you’re going to sand them to give them a nice and smooth texture.
Assembling the stool
Let’s start by putting the 2 identical sides together. For that, you’re going to use the 4 x 32cm blocks and the 2 x 38cm legs.
Once the sides are ready, you will use the 8 x 36cm blocks to join these sides to each other to give it a square shape. But, before joining the 4th side you’ll be putting the bottom bit together.
Cool, so that’s how the box looks like without the top lid.
Now, lets put the lid together and place it over the box. Awesome, look at that.
To fill the holes, you’ll be mixing sawdust with a bit of wood glue and then fill the holes up with the mixture. You will sand it once the glue drys up to give it a smooth finish.
Black is my favorite color. So, I am going to paint this stool with water-based black paint but, you can choose whatever color you like.
Now, to draw the circles you’ll be using the lid of the ‘Pringles’ potato chips paperboard can.
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Assembling the Legs
As this stool will be used inside the house, you don’t want the wooden legs to scratch the tiles of your floor. So to avoid that, you’ll be putting some hot glue under the legs. You can also use a rubber base for this.
This is another beautiful creation from a recycled wooden pallet into excellent furniture. This is a versatile stool that can be placed in the living room, bedroom, study, kitchen or/and even outdoors. This stool is lightweight yet sturdy, comfortable to sit on, and is highly functional as it can be moved around the house, giving a dynamic and entertaining experience.