this is a stool with a storage compartment that is exposed after lifting the seat ( haha )
Step 1: Materials (not Shown)
1/2 inch plywood
6 1/4 PVC pipe
4 1/2 PVC pipe
2x2 in. wood
1 1/2 in. wood screws
padding (upholstery foam or other comfortable padding)
rotary tool with cut off discs
Step 2: Cut PVC Pipe to Desired Height
cut your pipe to the desired height
the inner pipe must be slightly shorter than the outer pipe
my measurement for the outer pipe is 16 inches
but feel free to change that.
i went with this measurement to go with my tension table www.instructables.com/id/Tension-Table/
Step 3: Cut Storage Compartment Access Window
for this i didnt take any measurements at all
i just started hacking away until it looked good
Step 4: Attaching Stool Top and Storage Bottom
first cut the 2x2 wood to fit tightly inside the inner pipe.
next make the wood flush with the top of the PVC then drill put the wood screws into the sides of the wood.
next attach the stool top by screwing into the wood from the top.
to attach the storage bottom cut a circle out of the plywood that will fit into the inner pipe.
then do the same thing as in the beginning of this step but make it look like in the picture.
Step 5: Adding Padding
the pictures are in order with the instructions
if you have foam then skip until i say so
first staple the end of the padding to the side of the stool top
next fold the padding over until desired thickness is met.
next staple the covering material to the bottom of the stool top
then wrap it to the other side then staple again.
do the same with the other sides.
Step 6: Enjoy!
enjoy your new storage stool