His new Big Boy Bed is pretty tall so I needed something for him to be able to get in and out of it easily. I could have bought a stool, sure- but what fun would that be? Plus I had MDF scraps leftover from his bed that were just begging to be used in a project. So this stool was essentially free!
I started with these directions I found online. They were pretty simple and easy to follow.
All you need is:
- speed square;
- tape measure;
- compass (or other method for circles);
- Kreg pocket hole jig (or drill with counter sink bit); and
- woodworking clamps.
- Wood Glue & Screws (I used 1 1/4")
The directions say to use a Kreg Jig but I didn't have access to one, so I just predrilled and counter sunk my screws. The filled in the holes with wood filler.
When I brought it home Con-Man thought it was his own special table/seat and proceeded to eat his cheese stick while sitting on it.
Here it is all finished and primed in his room:
The stool isn't completely finished yet. I primed it white but am having a hard time deciding whether to paint it orange like the accent stripe in his room or another color like green or blue. Or should I leave it white? Any thoughts?
So far I'm loving how it turned out and that he uses it all the time. What's the best free project you've thrown together?
I still have one more kinda big project to finish for his room before I do a big reveal. Then after Con-Man's room is done it's on to Tiny Falcon #2's room!