Wood:3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long 1 - 2x4 @ 4 feet long 1 - 1x12 scrap, at least 13" long
Hardware and Supplies:1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws Wood Glue Wood Filler Medium Grit Sandpaper Primer or Wood Conditioner Paint or Stain
Tools:Kreg Jig Miter Saw Table Saw Drill Sander Level Measuring Tape Carpenter’s Square Safety Glasses
Cut List:2 - 2x2 @ 30" - Back Legs 1 - 2x2 @ 13" - Bottom Support, Back 2 - 2x2 @ 14", one side mitered at 5 degrees, measured from the straight end to the short side of the mitered end - Bottom Support, Side 2 - 2x2 @ 30 1/8", both sides parallel mitered at 5 degrees - Front Legs 1 - 2x2 @ 13" - Footrest 2 - 2x2 @ 11 1/2", one side mitered at 5 degrees, measured from the straight end to the short side of the mitered end - Seat Sides 1 - 2x4 @ 13" - Top Seat Support, Back 1 - 2x4 @ 13", one side of the long ends is beveled at 5 degrees using a table saw - Top Seat Support, Front 1 - 1x12 @ 13" - Seat
General Instructions:Make sure to re-measure and check for square after every step. Sometimes when building your measurements can be off very slightly, and it’s important that your numbers are exact. (Especially when working with doors and drawers!) Measure your available space before building this plan to make sure that it will fit. Please read through the entire plan before getting started.
When cutting your side legs, miter one side at a 5 degree miter. The short side should be facing upward, with the longer edge of the miter touching the floor. Predrill your Kreg holes on both sides of the 2x2s, and attach the straight side to your already assembled frame.
Assemble the bar stool seat as shown above before attaching it to the frame. (This is an underside view to show how the 2x2s fit.) Each of your 2x2 seat sides should be mitered on one side at 5 degrees, and it should measure 11 1/2" from the straight edge to the short side of your miter. When assembled, the short side of the miter is on the top side of the bench. Line up your 1x12 seat to be flush with the straight back of the 2x2s when screwing it all together with your Kreg Jig.
Important Note: At this time, it would really help you out to predrill your Kreg holes in the front and back of your 1x12 seat as well to ease assembly in the next step. You should also switch out your jig to be set for 3/4" stock rather than the 1 1/2".
There are lots of miters going on in this step, so make sure to read close! Assemble the front of the stool before attaching it to your base. Both sides of each leg are mitered at 5 degrees off square, making sure that the miters are parallel to each other. Take your 2x4 top seat support and run one side long side through your table saw, set at a 5 degree bevel. The beveled edge is the top of your stool. (Whew, that's the last of your beveling/mitering.) The top of the 2x4 is attached from the inside using your Kreg Jig. Attach the footrest in between your legs 11" from the ground using your Kreg Jig from the inside.