This chair from my kids room had seen better days and it landed up in the garage to be dismantled & trashed.
Now, as a compulsive recycler I just hated to throw the piece away.
So, I decided to convert it into a stool that we could use in other room needing on-demand seating for visitors esp., for the gaming friends to huddle up.
Step 1: Removing the Top
It turned out to be fairly straight-forward and easy to remove the top. Holding the top piece and the rolling base was this plate and 4 screws.
Step 2: Sourcing Softwood Tabletop
The old pinewood top from the kids room, I thought, was the right candidate for the job.
Using a makeshift circle cutting jig I cut out three 16" dia circles
- Two sourced from the pine tabletop.
- And one from a 1/2" birch plywood.
Thought of adding in the 1/2" plywood for strength and proofing a bit against abuse.
Step 3: Mounting the Top
Routed the edges with the 1-1/4" radius round over edging router bit .
Guess it turned out pretty good.