Making Stools Out of Drywall




Introduction: Making Stools Out of Drywall

About: 18 year old who makes all sorts of different projects, that have with a strong emphasis on experimenting and exploring new techniques and textures! I post weekly over on Youtube, but want to use Instructables …

In this post, I’m going to share with you how to make a stool out of drywall using only 3 basic household tools:
a stanley knife, ruler and bottle of PVA glue.

The steps are based on a 1.2 x 2.4m sheet but it can also be made out of offcuts. We have also created a how-to video and downloadable instructions to help with the making process.


12.5mm Square Edge Drywall
Stanley/ Craft Knife
Metre Ruler
PVA Glue

Step 1: Break Down Drywall Sheet: Mark + Score

Step 2: Break Down Drywall Sheet: Snap + Cut

Step 3: Convert Pieces Into Components: Mark + Score

Step 4: Convert Pieces Into Components: Snap + Cut

Step 5: Cut Slots in Base Pieces

Ensure you score both sides of the drywall, before pressing harder and harder until the piece is removed. Also make sure you are alternating the side you are making the slot from so as to ensure the paper edge faces the floor in the final stool.

Step 6: Glue Base Together + Assemble

Step 7: Glue Base to Top

Ensure the top edge of the plaster is perfectly flat + smooth (you can do this by scraping the edge with a knife) before gluing the base to the top.

Step 8: Apply Finish (Optional)

Step 9: Finished!

The stool is now completely finished and ready to be put to good use! Enjoy!

If you are interested in seeing what else can be made out of drywall, we have a few other projects which can be seen on our page.

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    Tip 2 years ago

    These are great man. I am going to try making this one.
    Possible improvement could be to add a third sheet to the base ? For added strength.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you + if you do we would love to see (! I'm not 100% sure what you mean by a third sheet at the base, but if you make the top twice as thick - by gluing two pieces together - that would definitely increase the stools strength a lot.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Oh I meant a third partition. So instead of 2 partitions that are perpendicular to each other, Add another sheet so there are 6 partitions that are 60 deg to each other.