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

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™
<p>Too much fun!</p>
if the saw seems to bind, slow down and <br> <br>try cutting a wider cut to give the blade more space <br> <br>or <br> <br>cut 'kerfs' - cuts from the edge into the curve
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I hope you market these!
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lovely !
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!
This is a beautiful project, and a fantastic set of instructions! <br> <br>One small thing, though: I think the multiple &quot;buy at&quot; 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 &quot;sponsored&quot; (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. <br> <br>Looking forward to more! <br> <br>Mike

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