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How to Make a Simple Step Stool


Do you need a little extra to reach the spice rack or does your little one need a little help reaching the bathroom sink in the morning? This is the perfect step stool for you.  It is also a great want to practice using basic power tools.

Materials 

  • 2×4 ( 2 – 7″ & 2 – 14″)
  • 1×4 (4 – 12″)
  • 4″ Spax screw
  • DAP RapidFuse Wood Glue
  • Sand paper
  • Stain/Paint

Tools

Instructions

  1. Cut the wood to size using the miter or jig saw

step stool measurements 

2. Using a simple box top (cardboard) making a template for the decorative curve and trace it on to the 14″ 2×4 pieces.  Measure out 2″ from each end of the 2×4 to position the curved template

3. Using jig saw and drill cut out the curved portion.  Make sure to secure the 2×4 to the work station prior to cutting.

trace leg

4. Once the 2 pieces are cut sand the pieces with the sander to smooth out the edges and curves.

two legs cut

5. Attach the 2×4 pieces followed by the 1×4 steps using Rapidfuse Glue and 4″ Spax screws.

 

DIY Simple Foot Stool - Toolbox Divas

 

If you tuned in last week I showed you in a step by step process on how you can use these tools to make a simple step stool.

 

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  2. StephBacon says:

    Made two of these with my sons, it was a great little project during our quarantine! Gifted one, kept the other ☺️

    1. That’s fantastic to hear! I love it that you made it a family affair. What a great way to spend quality time while we’re all stuck inside.

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