Free woodworking plans instruction sto build a variety of wooden step stools. The plan listed here are hosted at other web site so the quality of the information and instructions varies. Please choose a project that closely matches your skill level.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a flip out step stool. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
This step stool is a fairly easy project. This one was built using plywood and is a shaker style stool. It also features dowel joinery and with the use of a router and the free template you can recreate the side parts.
A kitchen stool that will face hard use has to be strong. When you stand on the stool and hold onto its tall back for balance, you put extra strain on the joints. That is why this stool is dovetailed throughout, because dovetails make the strongest connection between wide boards. If they fit tight the mechanical interlocking alone is enough to hold boards at a rigid right angle. Adding glue is icing on the cake.
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