Simple Modern Bar Stools
A simple square style bar stool with a slight angled front leg. A tad edgy, a ton useful.
The thing about bar stools is you gotta have support at the bottoms. But how to build with simple tools and basic off the shelf lumber? Not always as easy as you would think.
But today, I'm so happy to give you the first indoor bar stool plans on our site. We do have outdoor bar stools already online that some of you have used for indoor stools.
Aren't they just beautiful! Actual reader photo from these plans.
But today, we are going to build with angles. Not much of one. But even a small angle helps keep the stool from wiggling apart over time. And the bracing on the bottom supports the ends of the legs.
This one is really simple. You totally got this one.
12″ of 1×12 Board
4 1/2 feet of 1×4 Boards
2 – 2×2 Boards
2 1/2″ Screws
1 – 1×12 @ 11 1/2″ (Seat)
2 – 1×4 @ 11 1/2″ (Short Aprons)
2 – 1×4 @ 13″ (Longer Aprons)
2 – 2×2 @ 30″ (Back Legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 30 1/8″ (Front Legs, both ends cut 5 degrees off square, parallel to each other)
1 – 2×2 @ 12 5/8″ (Longest Point, one end cut at 5 degrees off square)
1 – 2×2 @ 10 1/8″ (Longest Point, one end cut at 5 degrees off square)
2 – 2×2 @ 13″ (Leg Suppo
Attach the seat aprons to the seat with 2 1/2″ screws and glu
Attach the longer aprons to both the seat and the shorter aprons with 2″ screws and glue.
Build two of the legs as shown above. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue.
Assemble the seat and legs as shown above. Screw from under the seat to hide your screw holes.
Attach the supports to the legs as shown above with 2 1/2″ screws and glue.
You may wish to add cork pads under the legs to protect your floor and take any unevenness out of the stool. You will want to elevate the bottom onto four points because most floors have some unevenness.