From time to time I enjoy simple and quick projects. It’s like taking a break from that other long running project. This simple stool took me around 4 hours to make. Best of all, it’ll never need to re-charge.
Searching for simple stools to make I stumbled upon the DIY Furniture Design Bank from Dick Reynolds. That is a great collection of simple furniture, not only stools. Almost all designs should be fairly easy to build. Perfect for me, as I have no real knowledge on how to build furniture.
I cut 18mm thick baltic birch plywood into 60mm wide stripes (I adapted the design slightly to have nicer metric sizes).
All parts got a light sanding and the edges were trimmed with a small router. Then I started gluing parts together, using wood glue.
I used my small router and a homemade compass to cut the top out of a melemin board (Siebdruckplatte in german). It was then screwed to the structure using big fat furniture screws (aka IKEA screws). Then I gave it a light coating of varnish.
The finished stool is really sturdy and looks quite good. I guess I’ll build a couple more as in-between-projects.