Build a Brooklyn Bar Stool

Free Plans to Build a Brooklyn Bar Stool

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.

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Copy

Materials:

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 4′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 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

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the back legs. Cut the tapers as shown using a jigsaw or a tapering jig on the tablesaw. 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.

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Legs 1free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Legs 2 

Step Two

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.

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Back 

Step Three

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.

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Front FrameStep Four

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. 

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Side StretchersStep Five

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.

free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Seat 1free plans to build a brooklyn bar stool_Seat 2

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 a request for a plan? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to create a plan for you!