DIY Child's Footstool

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

| January 27, 2014

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.

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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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