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Use your wood scraps to create these beautiful outdoor stools. The stylish stools created from lumber ends can also double as a side table.

Use your wood scraps to create these beautiful outdoor stools. The stylish stools created from lumber ends can also double as a side table.

Wooden it be lovelyWhat you'll need
Tools
  • table saw 1346-672
  • belt sander 1262-895
  • drill 1239-161
  • 3/16" drill bit 1214-322
  • 3/4"clamps (2) 1022-772

Materials
  • 2-1/2" swivel casters (4) 2325-120
  • 1/4" x 1-1/2" hex lag screws (12) 2163-393
  • wood glue 2020-067
  • garbage bag 4440-110
  • plastic wood 1626-075
  • Wooden it be lovelyputty knife 1630-088
  • Wood Shield Best Semi-Transparent Stain (colour shown: Natural Cedar 1870-831)
  • handles (4) 2406-293
  • scrap wood, an adequate amount in various sizes and lengths
  • #8 2-1/2" wood screws (12) 2174-596
  • sandpaper 1230-209
  • stain brush or cloth 1612-231

Here's how
  1. Cut longer pieces of 1-1/2" lumber at 16" lengths for the sides of stool.
  2. Cut pieces of various widths and thicknesses (1 x 2 through 6 x 6) into 3-1/2" lengths (approx).
  3. Assemble the stool on a plastic garbage bag laid out on a flat surface.
  4. Working from the centre, fit and glue a variety of pieces to form a square 14-1/2" or greater. Clamp and let dry.
  5. Trim the block to 14-1/2" square.
  6. Select a variety of 1-1/2" x 16" long pieces and combine various widths to form the four sides. Rip pieces for width as required. Glue and clamp.
  7. Cut pieces of 1-1/2" wood to fit around the bottom inside edges of the cube. Glue and attach flush to the bottom with screws.
  8. Set the casters in place and mark hole locations. Drill pilot holes and attach casters with lag screws.
  9. Sand excess glue from the top, and fill any holes with plastic wood filler. When dry, sand again and finish with Wood Shield Best semi-transparent stain.*
  10. Attach handles to sides.

*Two coats of stain is recommended for maximum protection from rain and snow.