Trash bar stool to drill press stand

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Project by drewpy posted 10-14-2015 11:19 PM 894 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a simple project but thought I would post it anyway. Some friends were throwing out some bar stools and I figured I would take one for a shop stool. Well I am more of a stander then a sitter and it sat there unused for a year. I decided the other day just to convert it to a stand for my drill press since they resided right beside each other that long (See the third photo).

The top is 3/4 plywood I had sitting around. I trimmed it with oak. I added a shelf with trim but raised the trim 1/2” to help keep things from possibly falling off when moving it around the shop/garage.. I ran out of oak and did have to by a piece at the big box. I just slapped some shellac on it and then used up the rest of the spray poly from the box fan project. I also picked up some casters so I could move it around easily.

That stool ended up being solid oak with some QS – See the last picture. I wish I would have taken both of them.

Thanks for looking,


-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#1 posted 10-15-2015 12:08 AM

Good use of something that wasn’t being used. Looks like it will work well.

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#2 posted 10-15-2015 12:47 AM

Good reuse of an item that was no longer wanted .
Looks great and fits right in your shop .


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#3 posted 10-15-2015 03:25 PM

Great idea and at my favorite price too, FREE. great job

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#4 posted 10-15-2015 03:53 PM

Simple build, great price and good addition. Nice job.

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