DIY Industrial Barstool – Beginner Friendly Tutorial
Previously, I posted plans for the Brooklyn chair. The free plans to build a Brooklyn bar stool are the second in the collection Similar in style to the chair (with front legs a little larger than the back legs) both will coordinate beautifully with other decor whether indoors or out! The matching table to this collection can be found here.
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding
- Finishing supplies
- 1 – 1×3 at 6′
- 1 – 1×4 at 4′
- 2 – 2×2 at 8′
- 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 – 2×2 at 24″ – Lower Back Legs
- 2 – 2×2 at 16-1/8″ – Upper Back Legs
- 2 – 1×4 at 17″ – Back Slats
- 4 – 1×3 at 17″ – Back, Front, & Side Stretchers
- 2 – 2×2 at 23-1/4″ – Front Legs
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 20″ – Seat
Cut the pieces for the back legs. Cut the tapers as shown using a jigsaw or a tapering jig on the table saw. Drill pocket holes in the top edge of the lower back legs noting that there will be a left and a right, and the straight edge will face out. Cut a 3 degree bevel in the lower edge of the upper back legs. The straight edge of the upper back will face out, also! Assemble the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back slats and the back stretcher. Drill pocket holes in each end. Position the stretcher as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Secure the back slats along the angle of the upper back, with 1″ spacing between them, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the front legs and the front stretcher. Drill holes in each end of the stretcher. Position as shown then secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown then secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the seat and cut the notches using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Apply edge banding, if desired. Attach to the seat frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Finish as desired!
The free plans to build a Brooklyn Bar Stool are easy to construct and would also look great as a bench with three frames and one seat across! Have questions? Leave a comment below!
Originally posted 2013-06-13 08:00:05.