Yes, we all keep seeing these ultra cute step stools on Pinterest and Facebook. But guys, they’re the easiest to build. If you can make a pocket hole and know how to use a drill, this tutorial will take under 10 minutes to do!
So first things first, what do you need? I’ve compiled a list of items we used & the exact cuts of the wood we used. Keep in mind, we build for a living so our tools, clamps and supplies are very dirty. Keep in mind, we bought 1×8’s and cut them down to 6″ in width. If you purchase 1×6’s It’s actually 5 1/2″ wide, so it wouldn’t work as the base is also 5 1/2″ in width.
The pictures are pretty self explanatory, but let me be your mini guide while you make your first step stool.
You want to line up the two boards, as shown. Glen first pocket holes them together. So grab your drill & driver. We are huge Milwaukee fans. As you can see, our tools are used A LOT.
Once your pocket holes are done. Screw the boards in place. Now you’re finished the sides of your step stool.
Now you want to stand up your sides. Put your 2×2’s between the sides. One on the bottom ( to make sure that you will be drilling straight. The 2×2 on the top is the one you’re drilling into.
Once you’ve completed your pocket holes, drill them.
Now the base of the first stair is done! We are now going to move up to the tallest stair, to do the exact same thing. But this time, you will be doing the front & the back. So take your 2×2 off the floor as it will need to be used.
Now you can go ahead and throw some wood glue on the tops of the steps as we will be screwing the steps on.
You’re done! Now you can stain or paint however you wish. Follow us for the next few steps to see how we do our custom and EASY Farmhouse finish.
Isn’t it so cute? Okay… so this step is super easy. Go grab a dark spray paint. It can be black or brown. Anything dark. Then you want to spray all the parts you’re going to distress. Normally on bigger pieces I only spray the edges, between the boards and the sides.
Let Dry. Paint & Distress. Here’s the finished product of one we did last week. Except we stained the top tread and painted the rest.
And there you have it! How To make a super easy DIY step stool. I’d love for you to comment & share. Lets see your DIY stools!