Welcome to the Round 4-Legged Stool page! • Build a 4-legged utility stool that's useful around the house, garden, and garage • Free downloadable plans, pictures, and instructions

View of the Round Stool

This is a handy little stool that's made to be used in the kitchen, bathroom, garage, or any place where you might need a little more height.

It's about 11 7/16" high and its top is about 11" in diameter.

Though it's possible to tip over any stool, this one was designed to make that possibility less likely. This was accomplished by flaring the legs out far enough so that they extend beyond the edge of the top.

Strength is assured by using mortise and tenon joints to join the legs to the top, half-lapped stretchers to stiffen the structure, and dowels with glue to join the legs to the stretchers. No metal is used.

View of the Stool with Labels Identifying the Half-lap Joint and a Dowel

Everything is made with redwood except the dowels, which are oak. It's finished with clear satin spar urethane.

The ZIP file contains all of the pictures, INSTRUCTIONS.PDF, SketchUp design file "Stool_4_Legs_07.skp", and PDF design file "Stool_4_Legs_07.pdf":

Click Here for the Downloadable ZIP file (910KB): Round_4-Legged_Stool.zip