BUILDING A FOOT STOOL - grain sack fabric and tips










This is how it happens ...
I was at the drug store early one
morning and as I passed by the
magazines I found a new one to
purchase. For me a new magazine
means shutting out the world and
enjoying some quiet time in a comfy
chair. When I arrived home and 
unpacked my bag I decided to
start flipping through the new 
magazine. That's the moment it
happened ......


 I flipped to the next page and saw some vintage foot 
stools that I adored and then the whole plan came into my
 head how to make my own. All the wood parts I used had
 been salvaged from different furniture pieces. To build the 
frames I used thick 1" plywood and vintage tapered legs. 

   

Plywood is strong and thick plywood can take a lot of weight (above right)

The legs were attached either with threaded metal plates
 screwed to the plywood or they were bolted through the
 plywood making the legs permanent once upholstered.

   

I also added decorative pieces between the
permanent legs I bolted in place.



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How I upholstered these stools can be read here:


Next time you see a little set of legs at a yard sale 
or thrift store think twice before you pass by.

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