Vanity Stool

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charlestoncrafted added on 8/13/2017

This is an easy, sturdy stool to build that fits perfectly in front of a vanity or window. Could easily be used as a step stool or a plant stand as well. Easily finish the vanity stool with a wood burning tool, paint or stain.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut legs

Cut four legs to 12 inches.


Cut top supports

Cut four top supports to 8 inches


Cut top edges

Cut the edges of the top. Use a 45 degree miter and cut to four pieces with an outside edge of 12 inches.


Drill Pocket Holes in Top Supports

Set your Kreg pocket hole jig for the thickness of the wood at 1 1/2 inches. Drill two pocket holes on each side of of the top support pieces. Attach those to two of the top edges.


Attach other two top edges

Place a small amount of wood glue on the corners of the remaining two top edges and clamp together to the supports. If you have the right Kreg system, you can also use the jig to connect these corners.


Attach Legs

Drill two pocket holes in each of the legs and attach to the corners of the underside of the top. Attach them angled away from the corners so that the back side of each leg faces the leg on the diagonal corner.


Cut Support Beams

Cut one support beam to 11 1/2 inches. Then cut two smaller beams to 5 inches.


Drill Pocket Holes in Support Beams

Drill two pocket holes in both ends of each of the support beams. Attach the two short pieces to the center of the long piece. Then, attach the support beams to the legs.


Add Finish

Paint, stain or wood-burn your stool. I used a heat gun to give a light burn look to the stool.


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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 2x2, 96", Board  


Parts/Cut List:

(4) Legs, 1 1/2" x 2" x 12  
(4) Top supports, 1 1/2" x 2" x 8"  
(4) Top Edges, 1 1/2" x 2" x 12"  
(1) Middle Cross Support, 1 1/2" x 2" x 11 1/2"  
(2) Middle Cross Supports, 1 1/2" x 2" x 5"  

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