Add comfort and style to your decor with a custom footstool. Building the stool is so easy anyone can do it. All you need are a few common tools, a couple of hours of free time and a little creativity. After your project is completed, you can sit back, put your feet up and relax. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
Using a pre-glued panel is the quickest and easiest way to make your footstool top. After you purchase the pre-glued panel all you need is a circular saw to cut the top to length and width. This is the option we chose for our footstool, the list above reflects the tools and materials needed to make a top using this option.
If you prefer to create the top from scratch, you can make it from 1x material. This is an excellent option if you want a clear-coated, solid footstool. You can use anything from 1x4 to 1x12 boards for the top. Cut your boards at least 2" longer than the final length you want for the tabletop and edge-glue them together. The glue-up's width should be at least 1" wider than the intended width of the top.
You can also use 3/4" plywood or MDF for your top. If you want the look of oak or birch without gluing the top, you can cut a piece of oak or birch faced plywood to the size you need for the top. Cover the raw edges of the plywood with iron-on edge banding and your top is ready. If you choose 3/4" MDF, cut it to the size you need then you can either paint or laminate the top.
Top plates make attaching the legs easy.