Scrapwood Table & Stool Set

About: I am a Woodworker, a Do It Yourself-er, a Tinkerer, a Husband, and a Father. I am in no way a professional, I'm just sick of living in a throw away society. Why should we buy everything we need, when build...

So I do a lot of cooking, As well as woodworking, And one of the forms of cooking I love best is smoking. This leaves me with lots of hickory scraps, So I thought I would put some of them to good use. Enjoy :)

Step 1: Step 1 : the Cut Lists

The Table :

2 - 8 3/4" x 48" x 3/4"

1 - 6 1/4" x 48" x 3/4"

2 - 2 3/4" x 42 3/4" x 3/4"

2 - 2 3/4" x 20" x 3/4"

4 - 3 1/2" x 17" x 1"

4 - 2 1/2" x 17" x 1"

The stool :

1 - 9 1/2" x 19 1/4" x 3/4"

2 - 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 3/4"

2 - 2 3/4" x 13 3/4" x 3/4"

4 - 2 3/4" x 6 3/4" x 1"

4 - 1 3/4" x 6 3/4" x 1"

Step 2: Step 2: the Tops.

Table :

Start by drilling the pocket holes along both sides of the 6 1/4 inch wide board.

then use pocket hole screws and glue to attach the 2 - 8 3/4 inch board to each side. this makes your top.

When the glue dries, sand it all smooth!

Stool :

Simply cut out the 9 3/4 inch by 19 1/4 inch board you will be using for the top.

Step 3: Step 3 : the Skirts

Table :

Start by drilling pocket holes into the 2 longer skirt pieces. (2 3/4 x 42 3/4 x 34)

then glue and screw them to the shorter skirt pieces. (2 3/4 x 20 x 3/4)

Stool :

Start by drilling pocket holes into the 2 longer skirt pieces. (2 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3/4)

then glue and screw them to the shorter skirt pieces. (2 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 3/4)

Step 4: Step 4 : Glue Up the Legs

Table AND stool :

Glue the skinny leg boards to one side of the wider legs. clamp securely. no need to use nails or screws here. Just glue. clamp, and let dry :)

Step 5: Step 5 : Attach the Skirts

Table AND stool :

Again, The procedure here is the same for both the stool AND the table. Using pocket holes and pocket hole screws, Simply attach the skirt to the top. real simple. Glue it and screw it, and let it dry.

Step 6: Step 6 : Put the Legs on Them

Table AND stool :

Again, same procedure for both the table and stool. glue the legs, and attach them to the skirt, using pocket hole screws through the skirt into the legs. no pocket holes required, but the screws work great!!

Step 7: Step 7 : Enjoy Your Work

You are almost done. Apply the finish of your choice, And enjoy them for years to come! I hope you enjoyed this Instructable, And until next time, Enjoy!!

PS : Thanks for your continued support!! Now get out there and build something cool!!



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    2 years ago

    Real nice. I may make a step-stool, but I only have basic little tools.

    4 replies

    thats all you need honestly. the pocket hole jig i use is not necessary at all. a hand saw, some wood glue, a hammer and nails, is REALLY all ya need to build any of these. let me know how it comes out!


    2 years ago

    I live in a studio, so will wait till it gets nice outside, so I can work on the stool. Can't wait. I need it. All the cabinets are mounted up for someone 6+ ft tall. I may tackle the table as well. They are so neat. And looks easy to do. Even I, a female, should be able to do it.

    1 reply

    dont ever let the fact that your female discourage you from woodworking. One of the most brilliant woodworkers ive ever had the pleasure of learning from is female.


    2 years ago

    Aw such a cute little table! Nice work ;-)

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