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Picture of Plywood Stool
Made entirely from plywood and Wood glue.

Step 1: Cutting Legs

Picture of Cutting Legs
First I Marked out the shape, hight and thickness of the legs etc.
cut them out with a wood saw and jigsaw.
Use it to template the other and cut.
I used a router to bullnose the edges then sanded it down.
Then Iarked the thickness of the ply and cut half joins, one at the top and one at the bottom to fit the legs together.
 
daddywoofdawg2 months ago

Is there a template for the legs?

Hagler138 (author) 5 months ago
I just used off cuts from a sheet of marine ply after laying a flat roof. You could probably make two of these out of an 8x4 sheet. Good luck.
What type of plywood would you need?
How big would the sheet of plywood be?
RushFan1 year ago
Very nicely done, I like this project!
Hagler138 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks for the comments and concerns.
The seat itself won't be splitting anytime soon, once glued, clamped and dried. Also if there are any voids you could put wood glue in place, once the glue dries do a finish lacquer over it and that'd be fine.
Obviously if you make this stool you do it to a functional and safe standard that you are happy with. Many thanks. Hope that helps.
jexter1 year ago

Nice project! I love the look of the seat, but was wondering about the possibility of it splitting along the the ply joints. You can be careful laminating the strips, but cheaper plywood might have glue voids that could increase the possibility of a split. I guess you could test it (and you probably did :) by supporting the edges and standing on it after you laminate it but before you cut out the disc and finish it.

Anyway, I don't want to sound like a concern troll; it's a great looking stool!

boatingman1 year ago
This is genius and a wonderful way to use the scrap cut-offs. Beautiful work, my friend. I would highly recommend some type of finish coating on it, though. Plywood tends to splinter after a while. I caught a two inch splinter under the skin in my left thigh (and yes, it had been rounded and well sanded) that took me half an hour and a one inch slice in the skin, to dig out
Hagler138 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks. Doesn't need any coats because it's sands down fine. Just go through the different grades of paper. Think it would look nice with a clear coat or bees wax on though.
Pretty cool idea, I like the way you did the seat. Did it sand well? Does it need a clear coat to avoid splintering?