I made this great little stool from some left over wooden legs and some scrap plywood. I have become a big fan of using my Kreg Pocket Hole jig. The jig allows for some easy super quick and really strong joinery. Don't be intimidated by the gizmo. It is really quite easy to use and relatively inexpensive. You can easily adapt this to make a table of virtually any size. I have built several display tables and cabinets using the pocket hole jig.
What you will need:
A pocket hole jig set ( mine is a Kreg I bought a few years back. It included the clamp, drill bit and driver bit as well as some screws. All at the time for around $40.00)
Drill and/ or Driver
Bar Clamps (optional - they do help holding things together while you insert the screws)
(4) tapered legs 1 3/4" square by 10" tall (any size will do depending on your need)
Some scrap Birch or other wood for the stool skirt and top
Saw of choice ( I used a table saw to rip the scrap down and a miter saw to cross cut the pieces.)
Stain and finish
Step 1: Getting the Pieces Ready
I first ripped some scrap birch to 3" wide. I then cut two pieces 15 1/2" long for the sides and two pieces 8 1/4 " for the ends. I then used my pocket hole jig to place screw holes on the top and end edges of the pieces. The screw holes will be on the inside of the assembled stool so they won't show.