A simple DIY wooden step stool made using scrap wood! Learn how to build a step stool with detailed plans, step by step tutorial, and video!
STEP 1 – CUT LUMBER
Cut lumber per the plans. The stool is made up of 1×3 boards.
STEP 2 – TORCH THE WOOD
Lay the wood pieces on a concrete surface outdoors. Torch each piece of wood. I torched the various pieces to varying degrees.
STEP 3 – MAKE POCKET HOLES AND JOIN
Make pocket holes. There are holes going from one board to the next with no holes in the last board. Build the two sides of the step stool.
Step 4 – ATTACH TREADS
The treads are attached using wood glue and 1-¼″ finish nails. I attached them to one side and then placed them over the other side and attached them.
Step 5 – FINISHING TOUCHES
Torch the underside of the step stool. Using a fine sanding sponge, remove all the soot and wipe down to remove any residue. Apply a few coats of spray poly.
The DIY wooden step stool is ready!
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