A new shop this year means lots of new hiding places for all of my scrap wood. It also means, way too much scrap wood. So, to help combat both problems (too much scrap wood and too many hiding spots), I partnered with T-Rex Tape to create a small-shop-friendly DIY folding step stool from scrap wood!
How To Make A DIY Folding Step Stool From Scrap Wood
What I love most about this project is that it is SERIOUSLY simple to make! In fact, if you consider yourself to be a beginner woodworker, then this project is perfect for you.
Even better, if you are short on space (or, just short like I am), this step stool is easy to hang on a pegboard when not in use (score)! Ready to see how it’s done?
What You’ll Need:
Table Saw (optional)
Sander & Sand Paper
Pocket Hole Jig
1. Cut your 2 x 8 boards into two pieces at 14″ wide.
2. Optional: Use a table saw to cut the rounded edges off of your wood pieces. Not necessary, but helps keep the piece looking modern!
3. Cut your 2 x 6 boards to match the width of your two 2 x 8 boards.
4. Attach your two top pieces with wood glue and pocket hole screws.
5. Sand down all of your pieces.
6. Stain and/or paint your pieces. I stained my top pieces in walnut and painted the leg pieces white.
7. Measure and attach your leg pieces to your top using hinges. I used two hinges per leg. You want your legs to fold inward when stored, but remain at 90 degrees when in use.
8. Next, add your picture hanging hook to the back.
9. Last step is to add T-Rex Extreme Tread Tape to the top of the stool to make it non-slip and super safe in all working conditions!
Now you can reach all of the cool stuff you hid up high in your shop and fold away the stool when not in use!
Shop projects don’t have to be complicated – case and point!
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Can’t wait to share some more shop projects with you guys soon! Until next time…