Free Plans to Build a Simple 30″ Barstool
I recently built a new desk for sewing. It is a tall desk and is inspired by Pottery Barn’s Portland Desk. The plans are featured at The Design Confidential and can be found here. Yes, that is actually a photo of my desk…
Anyway, I’m a tall girl and the desk is the perfect height for me but the barstools I already have are not tall enough. Today, I’ll share free plans to build a simple 30″ barstool. The height can easily be adjusted without a lot of effort (yay, easy math!) – just maintain the lower stretcher distance when lengthening the legs, and the finished height includes the foam cushion!
- Scrap of 3/4″ plywood for seat (at least 12″ x 20″)
- 2 – 2×2 at 8′
- 4 – 2×2 at 25-1/2″ – Legs
- 4 – 2×2 at 14-1/2″ – Stretchers
- 4 – 2×2 at 7-1/2″ – Side Stretchers
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ – Seat
Click on the drawings to enlarge them!
Cut the pieces for the legs and the frame stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2″ pocket hole screws.
Finish the leg assembly as desired, then upholster the seat.
Cut the piece for the seat and cut the upholstery foam to fit the seat, then cover with upholstery batting.
Cover the foam and batting with the fabric and staple to the underside.
Attach the upholstered seat to the leg assembly using countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.
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