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 can I make my stools rustic?
- Step 1: Clean Up the Split Log. First clean up the split log by removing any branch stubs, loose bark, etc.
- Step 2: Cut Legs to Length. You’ll need at least three legs for the stool to stand up on it’s own.
- Step 3: Prepare Leg Ends.
- Step 4: Boring the Seat Mortises.
- Step 5: Fox Wedging.
How do you make a wooden stool seat?
- Create a plan and select your wood.
- Cut the pine for the seat.
- Flatten the boards on a jointer and bring them to 1 ½ inches thick at a planer.
- Glue up the seat.
- Shape the seat.
- Drill a 1-inch hole at a 12-degree angle through the seat bottom for each leg.
- Craft the legs.
- Finish the legs.