Custom Sutton Outdoor Bar Stools

Submitted by cstarliper on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 21:15

My first brag post!

UPDATED: New photo with bar and stools on covered porch. Very happy with how it worked.

We wanted the Ballard Sutton Console Bar Table and three stools to go with our outdoor furniture. Unfortunately, that little package was going to run about $2,500. Decided instead to see if I could build the things and make up my own stools to match. So basically by studying the picture a little bit figured out my plan. Then the stools are more or less a mini version of the table with a couple modifications.

I haven't itemized the bill, but built 3 stools for about $50, and the table was a little less. Incidentally, I can never find decent common 2x2s, so I have started ripping 2x4s into two 2x2s, and they come out clean, sturdy, smooth, and most important, straight!

Stained them using MinWax Puritan Pine to try and get the new teak look we wanted. Not too dark -- wiped the stain after 5 minutes.

Have the stool plans if anyone is curious!

Best regards!


Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Common whitewood lumber from Home Depot
Finish Used
Minwax Puritan Pine
Spar Urethane Satin Clear Finish
Recommended Skill Level