Welcome to the Child's Stool page! • Make this simple, strong stool for a child in your life • Enable a little boy or girl to use a sink and wash his or her hands • The little ones will feel proud that they can now reach things that were out of reach before • The project requires only four pieces • Download free plans and pictures for this easy‑to‑build stool

Angled View of the Top of the Stool
Lower Legs and Feet of Two Children Standing on Two Stools.

This is a great little project! The stool comprises only 4 pieces, all made from 3/4" plywood. It's plenty strong to support a child. You can give your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew something that's their very own. You might even personalize it as in the top picture. It won't take much work on your part but they'll be so happy.

The free downloadable pictures, plans, and instructions show you how to get the job done.

Some of the Features

  • Made of 3/4" plywood
  • Only 4 parts—2 of the parts (the legs) are identical
  • Simple pocket screw joinery
  • Rounded-over edges and rounded corners help to make the stool safer
  • Height: 10 1/8"
  • Top: 14" x 10"
  • Footprint: 14 1/4" x 12" — Bigger than the top to reduce the chance of tipping

The picture below uses vertical lines in two views to show how the footprint is bigger than the top. This feature enhances the safety of the stool.

Two Side Views of the Stool Showing That the Footprint is Larger than the Top.

Download the Free Plans, Pictures, and Instructions

The ZIP file contains all of the pictures, INSTRUCTIONS.PDF, SketchUp design file "Child's_Stool_06_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.skp", and PDF design file "Child's_Stool_06_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.pdf". The PDF file includes all of the SketchUp drawings and dimensions for people who don't have or use SketchUp:

Click Here for the Downloadable ZIP file (3.93MB): Child's_Stool.zip