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The DIY puzzle stool shows off the RYOBI 6.1 Amp Variable Speed Jig Saw’s abilty to smoothly cut curves through 2 layers of ¾” plywood. These stools are great for children and can go in a playroom or nursery.

Step 1: Supplies + Tools

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¾” Plywood
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There are many types of plywood with different laminations and surfaces. I used ¾” furniture-grade plywood with a sanded finish. I had 12” wide scraps left over from another project, but if you are going to buy plywood I would recommend doing it at Home Depot and having them cut the plywood into strips that are the width you want. A single 4’ by 8’ sheet of plywood cut into 12” strips is more than enough to build 2 puzzle benches.

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1¼” wood screws are ideal. It's possible to use longer screws and connect multiple pieces at a time, but you have to be careful to avoid gaps.

220 Grit Sand Paper
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1” Diameter Dowels – 48” Long
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1/2” Diameter Dowels – 48” Long
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Wood Glue
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RYOBI 18 Volt Cordless Drill

RYOBI 6.1 Amp Variable Speed Jig Saw with Speedmatch™
bruno130696 months ago

Too much fun!

shazni2 years ago
I love your stuff... It really appeals to my heart! Following you to see more :-)
flyingpuppy2 years ago
I hope you market these!
Моей Малышке очень понравилось! Вам от неё :)))
wazzup1052 years ago
lovely !
elleadnih2 years ago
WOW I am amazed with all your works! they are my sense of style! I own a school and with this type of ideas and projects, I can do many awesome (and modern) things! keep it up! and thanks for sharing your works!
Wow. Amazing work!
mcraghead2 years ago
This is a beautiful project, and a fantastic set of instructions!

One small thing, though: I think the multiple "buy at" links were a bit much: direct links to the products themselves (as opposed to homepage links) might be somewhat more useful for the hardware-store-impaired, but since none of these items can be considered hard-to-find (one of the things that makes the project awesome, BTW), the links come off as vaguely icky. It's cool to be "sponsored" (wouldn't mind it myself) but finding the balance can be tricky, especially on a site we all love because it celebrates the spare-time hackery of proud amateurs.

Looking forward to more!