How to Build an Adjustable Height Stool

Here's a project that both kids and adults will love - a height-adjustable stool!
Here’s a project that both kids and adults will love – a height-adjustable stool!

There are at least three generations in our family. Every first Sunday of the month, we all head over to our parent’s house for a get-together. Because we see each other very often, it’s hard to notice that the kids are growing. For us, they’re always going to be little kids. However, some changes are so glaring that they become hard to ignore.

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Adjustable Height Bar Stool

This wooden chair can be adjusted from 18.9 inches to 25.6 inches tall. You can adjust the stool to your height and work surface.

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12/01/2022 11:50 am GMT

The kids in our family have their own special spot. When the adults come together after dinner, they too go theirs. One Sunday, my sister-in-law noticed that they were starting to outgrow their custom-made furniture. The kids are taller now and kiddie chairs are no longer suited for them – and so my husband went to work the following day.

Ready those welding skills and get to work.
Ready those welding skills and get to work.

Do you know those bar stools that swivel and are height-adjustable? Those are perfect for growing kids – and grown-ups, too. My husband found a DIY tutorial and followed the step-by-step instructions. He made six stools and set them up near the bar. At the next get-together, the kids went gaga over them. He loved their reactions so I think he’s going to do more.


  • Scrap steel
  • 7/8-inch coupler nut
  • Pipe
  • Scrap pieces of wood
  • Washers
  • Spray paint
  • Stain
  • Screws


  • Welding machine
  • Belt sander
  • Circular saw
  • Band saw
  • Clamps
  • Sanding disc

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The step-by-step instructions on how to build an adjustable height stool are in this video…



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