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DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool

Yes, I named this footstool plan “Pi” because I think it looks like the mathematical symbol! The DIY plans to build a Pi Footstool featured four curved legs with stretchers and a planked top. The stool is a very easy build, especially with the templates for the legs!

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1″ square dowels at 3′ OR
  • 1 – 1″ square dowel at 4′
  • 1 – 1×10 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×6 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×6 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 13″ – Framing
  • 2 – 1″ square dowels at 13″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 1″ square dowel at 14-1/2″ – Center Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×10 at 23-7/8″ – Top

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the 2×6 pieces to length for the legs. Print the templates. Align the sheets at the registration marks and tape the sheets together. Cut out the templates and trace around the template on the 2×6 material. Cut out the legs using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Leg

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the framing. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the framing to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Framing

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the stretchers from the 1″ dowels. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ (or 1″) material and drill one pocket hole in each end of each piece. Secure the side stretchers to the inside of the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws locating the stretchers approximately 5″ below the framing.

Secure the center stretcher to the center of each stretcher using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Stretchers

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Center Stretcher

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top. The top will overhang the ends by approximately 4″ and the sides by approximately 1-1/4″. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Pi Footstool_Top

Finish as desired.

This footstool has a very unique style due to the curved legs. A box cushion can be made to fit the top of the stool to make it more comfortable, if desired. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Pi Footstool? Leave a comment below!

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