What kind of wood should I use to make a step stool?
Building a Step Stool – Overview Since it will take a lot of abuse, it’s best to make the stool out of a hardwood, such as oak or maple. However, hardwoods are more difficult to cut and screw together—you’ll need to drill pilot holes for your screws or you risk splitting the wood.
How do I build pet stairs?
- Cut the Parts. Using a miter saw and the cut list above, cut the 1×2 and 1×6 pieces to size.
- Cut the Sides. Using a circular saw cut along the line on each plywood Side.
- Place the First Cleat.
- Layout the Cleats.
- Install the Cleats.
- Finish Installing the Cleats.
- Attach the First Riser.
- Attach the Remaining Risers.