How to Build a Folding Stool

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 06-18-2012 04:50 AM 17844 reads 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I haven’t had a chance to post a project video for sometime because things got busy around the shop. Now with things leveling out, I had a chance to shoot a video showing how to build a simple Folding Stool.

This folding stool stands 24” tall with a round top. It is completely collapsible so you can store it easily or take it on the go.. I hope you Guys enjoy this 2 part project build

Be sure to check out my website by clicking here A Simple Design of Ocala

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 12:50 PM

Sweet. Just what I need for an extra seat in the shop for a stray visitor. Thnx for posting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 05:54 PM

I use my stools for Shop Very durable and Hold a lot of weight.. and of course great for a round the house as extra seating .

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 06-19-2012 10:08 PM

Nice and simple. How about a locking mechanism to hold the feet in the open position?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 10:40 PM

Nobuckle, absolutely, you sure could do that , a simple latch of sorts to hook over the dowel to keep the legs open or something along those lines.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 10:35 PM

Nice project, by chance do you have a plan?

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 10:41 PM

Yea Jim I do, email me at and I will forward you a copy. I plan on selling the plans down the road, but need to tweak them a bit before they are ready for that.. but In the mean time, ill provide you a copy.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 05:16 PM

Cool….me too.

-- CPT Bill - No matter how many times I cut still comes up short !

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 03:16 PM

Laney, very nice job on the stool! I do have one question though. Could you put the bolts down the legs a litter further so that the feet would be in line with the edges of the seat?

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 04:14 PM

Supercubber Yes you could put the Bolt down lower on the legs, to widen the spread of the two sets of legs to make them line up with edges of the seat. The one thing you will need to do is Change the angle cut at the bottom of the feet so that once spread out to their max spread, the feet sit flat on the floor.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#10 posted 08-07-2012 05:17 PM

Nice, but I have two questions though.

Why didn’t you create a jig for doing the circle with the flush trim bit of the router? It seems like it would be a bit faster than the table saw.

Also, have you tried this method (fold up legs) to make a TV tray? I’d like to see a plan for that.

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#11 posted 11-01-2016 10:09 PM

Amigo , Este banquinho dobrável é ótimo , é muito prático , parabéns pelo projeto , por favor se possível eu gostaria de receber por E-mail o projeto com medidas , eu ficarei muito agradecido

-- louvado seja o senhor Jesus cristo

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