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Strapping Good Looks

A simple design made of pine shelving creates a rollaway/stowaway stool, perfect for indoors or out.

Materials

• 12' of 12" jointed pine shelving

• 1" x 2" pine (8 ft.)

• 2 1/2" casters (4) 2325-077

• 2" cam buckle straps (2) 8770-207

• #8 1 1/4" wood screws 2174-346

• #8 2 1/2" wood screws 2174-596

• 1 1/2" x 1/4" (16) SS carriage bolt 2127-656

• 1/4" (16) SS Hex nut 2147-643

• wood glue 2020-850

• sandpaper 1233-196

• Beauti-Tone exterior flat black paint 1835-447

• Wood-Shield Best semi-transparent stain 1866-443

Tools

• pipe clamp 1072-761 use with pipe 3239-070

• compass scribe 1115-368

• jigsaw 1268-131

• drill 1240-651

Here's How

Cut the pine shelving:

24" (4) lengths for the top and bottom

20" (2) lengths for the sides

Cut the 1" x 2" pine:

18" (2) lengths for joint slats

Top and bottom boards:

• Glue and clamp two pine shelving boards together for a finished measurement of 24" x 24".

• Mark a 3" radius on the corners and round off with a jigsaw. Sand smooth.

• Mark four 2 1/2" slots for the straps, starting 2" from the front and back, and 5" from each side. Drill a 1/2" pilot hole at each end of the slot and cut between with a jigsaw. Sand smooth.

Top board:

• Position the joint slats 3" from edges, bridging the joint, not parallel to it. Screw in place with 1 1/4" screws.

Bottom board:

• Position the sides 1 3/4" in from the edge, bridging the joint, not parallel to it. Glue and fasten the sides through the bottom with 2 1/2" screws.

• Place the casters 2 1/2" from each edge and mark the location for holes. Drill 3/8" holes and mount casters with carriage bolts.

Finishing:

• Sand smooth and finish with stain and/or paint.

• Position the top on the sides. Thread the straps, trim to size, and secure with the buckles.