Portable Folding Stool




About: Now I am a retired person, who enjoys life and making small things to pass the time keep myself busy.

I wanted a small stool to carry in my car so that I could use it whenever I may have to stop on my journey by the roadside, and this is the solution.

Here I have converted a Mike stand into a Portable Folding Stool, so that it can be conveniently carried by hand or put in the boot of your car.

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Step 1: Mike Stand

For this project you need a light Mike Stand, It should be made of Steel Pipes.

This type of Mike Stand is cheaply available in the market.

For the seat, a piece of fiber sheet is required 12 inches into 4 inches long.

An Iron rod of 6 inches is needed for the seat.

A 12 inches iron flat is needed for fixing the seat.

Step 2: How To......

Take the Mike stand and cut the main pipe 14 inches from the bottom.

Weld the Iron flat to the Iron rod at 90 Degrees to the Iron Rod.

Make 2 holes of 3/16 inches diameter on the iron flat, 3 inches from both ends.

Fix the Fiber sheet on the Iron Flat with nuts and bolts.

You can also make the seat of any other material and shape.

Step 3: THREE Parts of the Portable Folding Stool

In this photograph you see the THREE parts of the Portable Folding Stool.

The main pipe, that was cut, goes into the center hole of the three legs.

The Center hole has a tightening hand screw to tighten the CENTER PIPE.

The main Pipe also has a tightening hand screw to tighten the SEAT ROD.


This is the photograph of the Portable Folding Stool in the FOLDED POSITION.

It is light and small to carry.

Make it and Enjoy. 

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Always something new and innovative from Dipankar. Did you ever get the problem with the lines solved from a couple of weeks ago?

    5 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Well, I guess stranger things have happened. At least you got it fixed. I had a strange one last week. I started to get system messages that I should use a different, powered, USB port for faster speed. Trouble is, I didn't have any non-motherboard connected USB devices connected. The messages stopped after a day with no reboot. Never heard of that before or since.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Computers have a mind of their own, some times it does what it pleases.
    I have yet to understand a woman and a PC, both are same..........


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    As far as understanding both I agree, but woman do have attributes that make them indispensable, while we can live without computers. Or maybe , applicable to both, we can't live with them and we can't live without them. At my age hough, sometimes I think it is my PC I couldn't live without!

    Nice recycling project there, good project idea from an unused item. Now lets try a coffee table made from an engine block, and or a extension LED lamp from the rest of the mic stand.

    2 replies

    Very good idea but the only problem is that you need a crowd to move it.
    It must be damn heavy. Ha! ha!.......

    Not all that hard to move, lift one edge slip a blanket under and then lift the other side and slide where you want it. Now picking it up, that's work!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    5 *s, as usual, sirji !

    "May the good belong to all the people in the world.
    May the rulers go by the path of justice.
    May the best of men and their source always prove to be a blessing.
    May all the world rejoice in happiness.
    May rain come in time and plentifulness be on Earth.
    May this world be free from suffering and the noble ones be free from fears"
    ---- Vedic blessing


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes I made it myself.
    As the Mike stand was old and rusted, so I had to PAINT it in Photoshop.
    Here is the original Picture.......................