Bar Stool Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about bar stool plans. If you want to learn more about building a bar stool, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described into the article. There are many other projects that you could build for your home, so make sure you take a look over the rest of the furniture projects before starting the actual constructions venture.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the bar stool to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Bar Stool Plans

Building a bar stool

Building a bar stool

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 29 1/2″long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 44″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 16″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 18 3/4″ long BRACES
  • D – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 16″ long BACKREST
  • E – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 19″x18 1/4″ long SEAT

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a bar stool

Building the back legs

Building the back legs

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the bar stool back legs. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to mark the cut lines to the 2×6 slats, making sure the dimensions and the lines are accurate. Smooth the edges with sandpaper in order to get a professional result.

 

Building the frame of the stool

Building the frame of the stool

 

Next, you need to build the frame of the bar stool. Cut several 1×3 pieces of lumber at 16 degrees and drill pocket holes at both ends. Attach the slats to the front and back legs after making sure they are aligned with attention and the corners are right-angled. add waterproof glue to the joints in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

Attaching the bottom braces

Attaching the bottom braces

 

Attach the supports to the bottom of the stool as shown in the diagram. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and drill pocket holes before inserting the screws.

 

Attaching the back slats

Attaching the back slats

 

Attaching the slats to the backrest is a straight-forward process, as you just need to cut the slats at the right size. Drill pocket holes at both slats and secure them to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints and make sure they are flush with the faces of the legs.

 

Building the seat

Building the seat

 

Cut the 3/4″ plywood at the right size and make the notches as to fit around the back legs. Drill pocket holes through the seat frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the seat.

 

Bar stool plans

Bar stool plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the bar stool.

 

 

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