Foot Stool – Project Info

Foot Stool-9

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Description

This foot stool is a great project for beginner woodworkers and despite being very simple it is a great first step in making chairs. This features round angled and wedged tenons.

Tools List

  • No 4 Plane
  • Scrub Plane*
  • Axe*
  • 1″ Chisel
  • Chisel hammer
  • Tenon saw
  • Knife (Stanley)
  • 12” Steel Rule
  • Tape measure
  • Engineers combination square
  • Pencil
  • Square awl
  • Sliding bevel
  • Spokeshave
  • Straight card scraper
  • Brace/drill & bit
  • Steel hammer

* = Optional

8 Comments

  1. bytesplice on 5 September 2017 at 1:23 am

    After the redo, his page is missing the foot stool drawing.

  2. joeg on 31 October 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Why wouldn’t you start the holes from the top of the slab thereby having a crisp clean hole in the visible side and finish on the bottom in case alignment is off it won’t be noticeable on the underside

  3. Blake Davis on 2 November 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Could I use this same design to make a small sitting bench? The legs would be a few inches higher, and the board a few inches wider as well as longer. My concern is that the board would cup, making it wobble; and that the legs might be weaker if they are longer. Thank you!

    • Philip Adams on 2 November 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Hello Blake, you certainly can if you get the proportions right. Perhaps increase the thickness of the legs and top a little. Have you seen the shaker bench build? That used similar techniques as the base structure.

      • Blake Davis on 2 November 2018 at 4:46 pm

        Thanks for the prompt reply, Philip. I just took a gander at the shaker bench build. That design does have cross members on the bottom–perhaps to prevent cupping? I’ll watch that, too, and try coming up with a hybrid.

      • Philip Adams on 5 November 2018 at 10:25 am

        I think the cross members both increase the thickness for the round tenon to go through and help prevent cupping.

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