This project shows how to make a strong, basic, outside stool; a very useful implement to have in any garden. More often than not, a sturdy garden stool is used for many purposes other than for just sitting on because it can easily be moved around. For example, many a stool has been used as a step to help reach higher places in the garden, or even as a temporary support to hold such things as potting containers or washing baskets while hanging out the washing.
This stool is constructed using 150×50 (2×6) and 75×50 (2×3) stock and can be built in merely a couple of hours.
You will need….
3500mm (12ft) of 150×50 (2×6) Any of the framing wood.
1600mm (5 1/2ft) of 75×50 (2×3) lumber 4 Covered with a protective coating of zinc. Are round headed bolts with square shoulders that resist rotation when located or driven into place. They can be called coach bolts or carriage bolts depending on which part of the world you live in. The head end of the bolt does not need a washer, but the other end of the bolt (the nut end) usually does./carriage bolts 110mm (4 1/2″) long
A handful of 100mm (4″) galvanized nails
About the lumber
Use lumber suitable for exterior use. If the lumber is Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. (planed or seasoned), the actual thickness and width will be less than the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").. For example: a piece of 150×50 (2×6) stock, which is called the nominal size, may actually finish at 140×45 (1 1/2″x 5 1/2″) when it has been dressed, which is the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood.. This will not make any difference to the construction of this stool.
Cut the seat boards [D]: 2 pieces of 150×50 (2×6) stock @ 1050mm (42″) long.
Cut Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. [C]: I piece of 150×50 (2×6) stock @ 750mm (30″) long.
Cut members [B]: 2 pieces of 150×50 (2×6) stock @ 275mm (11″) long. Cut back each end 10 degrees A line across the face of a piece of wood (at right angles to the length) is a square line. A line deviating from the square line is off square. Off-square refers to how many degrees the off square line is in relation to the square line. For example, a line at a 5 degrees angle to the square line, is 5 degrees off square..
Cut the legs [A]: 4 pieces of 75×50 (2×3) stock @ 375mm (15″) long. Cut back each end 10 degrees off square.
A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. the legs [A] to the leg braces [B] as shown in the drawing. Ensure that the top of the legs are separated by at least 50mm (2″). See plan above.
A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the two assembled leg [A] and leg To make rigid. [B] units to member [C] and then nail on the seat boards [D].
Now wasn’t that easy?