Building Instructions Stool Atelier

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The stool is one of the oldest and simplest seats, but unfortunately not More can be found in many households. Modern consumers almost exclusively sit on chairs or armchairs because they have a backrest.

However, stools have a lot of potential: they can be used flexibly in the home. Thanks to their small, practical shape, they are easy to transport from one room to another, they can be quickly pushed under a table and due to their size, they do not take up much space.

Stools are made of a variety of materials, in the most diverse Colors and shapes. Due to their simple construction, they are well suited as an experiment for DIY enthusiasts who want to build their own piece of furniture. Their construction is relatively simple and not much tools are needed to implement our instructions.

The stool is a practical seat

Housing is becoming increasingly scarce and consumers are often forced to move into smaller apartments than they would have liked , On a few square meters, it quickly gets tight, especially if you have large, bulky furniture. For such small apartments, but also for the garden or the studio, is the stool.

Its design is based on models that have been used for centuries in studios around the globe. World-famous artists have worked on such stools - without a backrest.

As with the other building instructions from us, this is also an example of what such a stool can look like. Of course, savvy do-it-yourselfers can easily change the construction manual to add a personal touch. Beginners, on the other hand, should be guided by our specifications so that everything fits together in the end.

Preliminary Considerations

Stools are available in various shapes and designs. Our studio version consists of a round top, below which is a centerpiece to which the four legs are attached. For maximum comfort, we recommend choosing a suitable diameter for the top plate. Simply measure your buttocks and adjust the dimensions of the round plate.

What you need:

  • Protective equipment
  • Workbench
  • Solid wood panels with 40 mm thickness in size of the components (pine, spruce or even oak)
  • Square timber 80/80 mm, 22 cm long
  • 8 x Wooden dowel, 8/60 mm
  • 4 x Wood countersunk screws, 4/80 mm
  • Wood drill 8 mm
  • Wood drill 4 mm
  • Sandpaper 400/1000 grit
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Band saw

Assembly Instructions Stool Atelier

How to do it

Step 1

Prepare components 1 to 3 as shown on the plan. Measure all parts cleanly and transfer the measurements to the solid wood panels. Carefully saw off all panels with a band saw.

Tip: Think of the scrap and prefer to buy slightly larger panels!

Clean all edges with the coarse sandpaper and sand all surfaces with the fine one Clean emery paper.

Step 2

Pierce the square timber using the 8mm wood drill, as shown in the plan, on all four long sides. Put a thick drop of wood glue in each hole. Insert a wooden dowel halfway on each side and into each hole. Now drill the side of the parts 3 shown in the plan with the same hole spacing as in part 2. Also put a thick drop of wood glue in these holes and attach the four legs to the square timber (Part 2). Wait until the glue has completely hardened.

Step 3

Fix the center of the round seat plate (part 1). Now draw a 5 cm square around it, making sure that the center of the square is the center of the plate! Now drill through the plate at the corners of the square using the 4mm wood drill.

Place the plate on the top of the part 2. Using the wood countersunk screws, screw the plate to the square timber!



  • You can use a coarse one for all adjoining surfaces of the stool Roughen sandpaper and brush with wood glue before joining. This will make the stool even better.
  • You can have the items stocked at a carpentry company near you. This is more expensive, but as a rule the parts are processed much better.