Making a wood chair stepping stool is a fairly easy and straight forward process depending on the type of wood you choose to use. With a width of about 11 to 20 inches and a height of only a foot it shouldn’t take one long to make your own wood stool. If you are prepared and have everything ready it will make your job much easier.
Most common stools are round but it is totally up to you weather you want your stool to be round or square, the type of wood you use will have to be either oak or beech this is purely for strength and to make your stool last for months even years of use. Purchase a good piece of wood, or you can grab one from the bush if your lucky enough to stay close to a forest. A piece about 11 to 20 inches across and about 2 inches thick will do just fine. Turn the under side of your seat over and drill three holes into the sea, these holes will be the holes in which you will place your screws through , make sure the holes are small enough so that the head of the screw will stay secure at the top and the point of the screws will show through the bottom, as this is where you will screw in the legs. Make sure you purchase big enough screws so the head of the screw will stay secure on the top of the seat, and long enough for the point end of the screw to secure the legs. Pre-cut your stool legs about a foot long each, drill a hole about 1/2 inch in the middle of each stool leg to accommodate for the screws, make sure you choose the right size drill bit for the size of the screws as you want the screws to be tight and secure once the legs are attached. With a screw driver hold the screw heads and slowly and carefully screw in the stool legs from underneath until you feel the legs tighten into the seat. After you have secured the legs, you will need a strong glue to apply into the holes of the seat at the top to cap, hold and secure the screws in place. Do this with the remaining legs then if need be wipe away any access glue from the seat. Now it’s simply a case of turning your wood chair stool over and letting it dry, you can add a primer and a wood stain at a later stage. Put extra weight on top while it dries to make sure the structure will be strong and sound and there you have it your very own wood stool, if you choose to make more than simply follow the same process.