Since I have use for a couple of extra stools occasionally, I recently drew this slotted (flat pack) stool in Sketchup.
I designed it so that two complete 48 cm tall stools will fit onto a 90 x 180 cm (3 x 6') piece of 12 mm (7/16") plywood.
It could easily be cut with a laser, or a CNC router (I cut it manually with a jig saw and a circular saw).
(Click on the [i] at the top left of photos to see an enlarged version.)
- 90 x 180 x 1.2 cm piece of plywood (slightly larger than 3 x 6' and 7/16" thick)
- Handheld circular saw
- Handheld jig saw
- Power drill (and 8 mm bit)
- Small orbital sander
- March 22, 2012 - as per request, I have added a PDF file of the cutout plans. Red outlines indicate the 3 parts that are necessary if you want to print and make templates. Note: slots are sized for 1.2 cm thick plywood (overall design is 180 x 90 cm).
For those of you who have a CNC router, I have uploaded slightly modified version of this stool to Ponoko.com.
You can cut it yourself, or have Ponoko do the production for you.
Step 1: Plywood stool plan layout
I have attached an EPS outline file to the first step, and it could be converted for use with a laser or CNC plotter.
*Note that the slots are made for 1.2 cm (7/16") plywood.