BUILD a Side Table/ Stool




Intro: BUILD a Side Table/ Stool

build this side table / stool in a weekend !

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Step 1: Cut Your Wood

I used the table saw and chop saw to cut the wood to size, pallet wood thickness can vary but in the third image are a few measurements that should help you build yours.

Step 2: Legs

one board was ripped from 7cm to 3.5cm then it was glued and nailed at a right angle.

Step 3: Joining the Legs

I then glued nailed the legs together, and for extra strength I used some screws on the inside.

Step 4: Adding Support

I glued and screwed two pieces of wood opposite each other on the inside for the seat.

Rungs for support were added on the bottom also screw glued and nailed into place.

Step 5: Adding the Seat and Finishing Up

with rough spacing I used 7 lengths of wood approx 20 mm wide +/- and with glue I nailed them onto the two pieces that we added earlier.

Then I sanded it up and applied some clear wood stain ! I think it turned out great and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel I try to put out a new video every week !



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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice work Tom and its awesome t is made from material that would otherwise go to waste!!

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    Tom HowbridgeBCDesign

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks mate it sure is awesome! I enjoyed making and editing this one it did not take me as lng as some of the larger videos do thanks for checks mg it out ?


    2 years ago

    Good work. learning my way up in woodworking. Got 2 questions for you. What model mitresaw you 're using? what mm drill bit you're using for drilling the screws?

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    Tom Howbridgeryoursoul

    Reply 2 years ago

    my mitre saw is a cheap one I'm not sure what brand it is as the stickers have been cut off but I think it was an old performaceower or somthing just get one that you can afford, and the size of drill bit well it was a 4mm I think here is a website here you can see about drill sizes for screws he also has a few bits it get started, I would love to help you with anything else ! And I might be ding a series of videos for getting started on my YouTube channel


    3 years ago

    That's great and simple! I'll make it as soon as possible. Did you consider staining and painting it?

    2 replies
    Tom HowbridgeAbsQwe

    Reply 3 years ago

    Try your intended finish on a piece of scrap first.
    Me personally would keep the wood grain visable so not painting it, however I would not mind painting it asit would give it a little more protection and make it look 'nicer!'

    If you do make one please please send me a photo of it I would love to see it ? thankyou!

    Sorry for poor spelling I am on my phone.


    3 years ago

    I love pallet projects and you did a great job! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work

    1 reply