Build a convertible step stool

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Yes, this furniture item can be found in stores. But if you are a woodworking enthusiast, then this DIY project is a great exercise to improve your woodworking skills!

Building this convertible step stool chair requires a number of advanced tools which is why it’s a good project for honing your skills. You get to use the jigsaw and different routers as well as learn how to be more accurate with measurements and cutting.

What’s even better is that this DIY project doesn’t need a lot of timber. So if you’ve got a stock of good but relatively small pieces of wood, this is the perfect opportunity to use them!

By the end of this project you’ll be rewarded with a good-looking piece of furniture that will prove to be very useful around your home!

Already have a convertible step stool chair? Well, why not build one and give it away as a gift to a friend or loved one? :)

Materials:

  • Full-size Photocopy of the Template
  • 1/2″ Timber Filler Strips
  • Wood Panels
  • Wood Glue
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Slotted Jig
  • 1-1/2″ Flathead Wood Screws
  • Piano Hinge
  • Wood Finish

Tools:

  • Rubber Roller
  • Router
  • Wood Clamps
  • Pencil Marker
  • Sliding T-Bevel Gauge
  • Carpenter’s Ruler
  • Drill Press
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular Saw
  • Oscillating Spindle Sander
  • Orbit Sander
  • Drill
  • Oscillating Tool

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Thanks to Woodworker’s Journal for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here