DIY Child's Footstool

Build this DIY child’s footstool for a cute and easy project to help furnish a little one's room.

  • This DIY child's footstool makes a great project for those who like rosemaling or tole painting.
    Photo courtesy Lark Books
  • "The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking," by John A. and Joyce C. Nelson, provides 150 projects for craftsmen of all levels.
    Cover courtesy Lark Books
  • Use the top and front views to place all pieces together correctly and align screw placement.
    Illustration courtesy Lark Books
  • Exploded and side views can help with accurate seat placement and leg spacing.
    Illustration courtesy Lark Books

John A. and Joyce C. Nelson provide 150 easy, quality projects for any home in The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking (Lark Books, 2005). In their 60th book, the Nelson’s include their favorite projects for all levels of craftsmen. The following child’s footstool project, featured in this excerpt, is one of many accessories available to liven up any youngster's room.

Buy this book: The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (Big Book of ... Series)

DIY Child's Footstool

This footstool makes a great project for those who like rosemaling or tole painting. It should be made of a hardwood so that it will hold up under all conditions.


1 Seat — 3/4 x 8 3/8 — 10" Long
2 Legs — 3/4 x 6 1/2 — 5 5/8" Long
1 Brace — 3/4 x 1 7/8 — 6 7/8" Long
8 Screws — FL. HD. — No. 8 — 1 1/4" Long


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