How to Make a Footstool

Learn how to make a footstool in three simple steps. Simple, but elegant, this footstool will have you well rested and will add a decorative element to your living room.


Skill
Beginner
Time
Few Hours
Cost
Less Than $500

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How to Make a Footstool

  1. 1

    Cut the MDF

    Board Using a circular saw, cut the MDF to the size you like. This should be proportionate to the user of the foot stool.  

  2. Steps:

  1. 2

    Attach the Legs

    • Mark the underside of the top for the leg top plate locations. As a rule of thumb, the top plates should be located ½ inch to 1 ½ in. in from the edges of the top. 
    • Using a drill, screw the leg top plates to the underside of the top as marked. 
    • Screw the leg into the top of the bracket.

  2. Steps:

  1. 3

    Sand & Paint

    • Sand the entire footstool.  
    • Paint, varnish, or stain the entire piece.  
    Tip: Add a pillow to the top for some extra comfort

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How To Terms

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