This 12" high child's wood stool is easily made using stock dimensional lumber (standard or closest metric size) all cut at 90 degrees and assembled with glue and nails/screws. The overlapping joint technique is simple, direct, and strong. It's versatile and adaptable to many designs -- see my blog for lots of other stuff.  http://furnituredesignbank.com

Step 1: Exploded View

Use this exploded view to create your cutting list. You can make this stool longer, more bench like, or even deeper by using different stock lumber seat planks -- like1x3's for example, and then there's plywood or anything handy and recyclable -- it's the overlapping joint that counts.
<p>Thank you so much for this. I am going to use it in my Agriculture Mechanics course for a wood working project </p>
<p>This basic design is open to a lot of variations and will make for a good project.</p>
<p>I like the table bench combination.</p>
<p>Made it! Thanks for the instructions, which I found were easy and well made. </p><p>I made it with 2 sets of legs: one pair using your standard dimensions (shown on the side of the stool on the picture) and one with legs as long as my 13 month old daughter's legs - so much shorter.</p><p>Instead of using nails, I used only screws, making assembly and dis-assembly easy.</p><p>I especially liked the nice red colour of your own design and so decided to do the same. This was more time consuming than expected. To get the right tint and gloss, required the following steps in this order: sanding, painting the primer, sanding, painting in red, sanding, painting in red again and finally adding varnish. All in child-friendly paint and varnish of course.</p><p>Thanks again for the Instructable. It has helped me make a nice large stool which I hope my daughter will use for many years.</p>
Like Yves Klein. Beautiful !
Nice and simple!

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