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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
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Materials

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.
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