Construction manual - simple bar stool

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The own party cellar - a dream of many people who like celebrate and spend their best free minutes with friends and neighbors. The obligatory bar counter belongs to a neatly equipped party cellar. With it the way to the local bar is a thing of the past. Do-it-yourselfers can cook delicious drinks together with friends and consume in their usual circle.

Every bar needs a seat

What would the bar be without practical seating? The seating for bars is fundamentally different from that for traditional tables. At a bar no classic chair is used, because it is too low. The seat height required for a bar is much higher.

That's why there are several bar stools at every good bar. These have a variety of shapes and sizes. Our simple bar stool is basically a classic stool, consisting of a square seat and four (long) legs. Due to the length of the legs, they require stability in the lower part, which is guaranteed by four wooden panels.

In our instructions, we have arbitrarily set the sizes for the hump. Savvy do-it-yourselfers can, of course, adjust this and adjust the stool (in height) to the regular guest.


The construction of a bar stool does not require much preparation. If you would like to adapt it to the size and wishes of a user, you should determine the seat and height of the stool.

You need:

  • Workbench
  • Protective equipment (gloves, goggles, ear protection)
  • 30/30 cm 14 mm thick MDF wood fiber panels
  • 30/15 cm MDF wood fiberboard 10 mm thick
  • 30/6 cm 20 mm thick solid wood strips
  • 1 x 50 mm thick 50/50 mm thick 85 cm long strip
  • ca. 16 x wood countersunk screw (stainless steel), 3.2 / 60 mm
  • Emery paper 400 grit
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Circular saw with guide rail
  • Pencil
  • Steel ruler

Assembly instructions - simple bar stool

So it's done:

Step 1

Prepare all components as shown in the diagram. Measure all parts cleanly and transfer the dimensions to the wood fiber boards. Carefully saw off all panels using a circular saw with guide rail.

Allow enough space between parts - if you get stuck!

Clean all edges with emery paper.

Step 2

In order to form clean edges, you must chamfer the sides of the plates (angled at 45 °). In this way, the plates are later at right angles to each other - you see no abutting surfaces. The chamfering of the slabs can be done with a coarse sandpaper manually or by machine using a belt sander. Which edges have to be chamfered can be found in the blueprint. Check again and again whether the parts fit together well and take care not to sand off too much.

Step 3

First screw the upper side parts of the bar stool (Part 2) to the square timbers (Part 4). Use the wood countersunk screws for this purpose. In order to see no screws from the outside, it is advisable to screw the wood panels from the inside through the squared timbers. Screw down all 4 wooden panels. If you've done everything right, the stool now has enough stability to stand alone.

Step 4

Now attach the footrests (Part 3). Proceed in the same way as in step 3. The footrests should be mounted at a height of approx. 25 cm.

Step 5

Finally, glue the cover (part 1) onto the upper side parts (part 2). Coat the chamfered surfaces with wood glue and squeeze everything together. For an even stronger bond, you can complain the plate with some heavy objects.


  • The stool carries up to a weight of approx. 85 - 90 kg. If it is to be more resilient, the stool legs must be correspondingly wider.
  • In principle, you can have wood panels sawed in at a nearby hardware store for a small amount of money. This is especially worthwhile if you do not have your own saw.
  • You can roughen all adjoining surfaces of the stool with coarse emery paper and brush with wood glue before joining. This will keep the bar stool even better.
  • Round off the edges of the bar stool seat with a router. In this way you increase the comfort of your guests.
  • After you have assembled the stool, it can be painted in all colors. For the interior you should ideally use water-based paints, they do not smell and are easy to handle.