Outdoor X-Stool or Table

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lady goats added on 8/21/2015

These are plans for the base of an outdoor x-stool or x-table. The plans do not include a top, but I recommend a 17" x 17" concrete top (DIY'd) to fit your stool.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Step 1 - Build Sides

You will build two sides with 1x3s as shown in the photo, using a pocket hole jig set for 3/4" stock and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.


Step 2 - Cutting Angles

Cut the long x-sides to the specifications shown. These should be cut to fit within the sides that you built in the previous step. Pre-drill pocket holes with your jig set for 3/4" stock.


Step 3 - Cutting More Angles

Cut the short sides of the "x"s as pictured. Measure the opening in your sides and cut to fit. Pre-drill pocket holes with your jig set for 3/4" stock into both ends and screw in place, creating an "x".


Step 4 - Build The Open Sides

Build the non-x sides as shown using the 1x2s and 1x3s with pocket hole screws and glue.


Step 5 - Assembly

Assemble the stool by screwing or nailing through the face of the "x" sides into the non "x" sides. You could also try to pre-drill pocket holes in the 1x2s to attach the outer sides, but I didn't have luck with that.


Step 6 - The Top

You can create the top of your choosing. If building from wood, you can build a 15 1/2" square and inset it into the table (build it to fit, your table dimensions may be slightly different), or, as I did, create a 17" square concrete slab and set it in place with clear silicon adhesive.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(3) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 1x2, 96", Board  


(50) 1 1/4" Outdoor Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) Bottle Outdoor Wood Glue  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) 1x3, 17"  
(4) 1x3, 12"  
(4) 1x3, 12 1/2"  
(2) 1x3, 17", both ends pointed at 45-degrees  
(4) 1x3, ~7 1/4, one end pointed at 45-degrees  
(4) 1x2, 17"  


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