Counter Height Bar Stool

In the house that we are renovating we are planning for a small counter height area to pull up a couple of stools. I knew we needed bar stools and I knew I wanted something a little nicer than a simple bar stool. I wanted to make curved seat bar stool but I knew I didn’t have the tools required to do so. Or so I thought. Then I decided that I could just cut the curved seat out of each board before I assembled it. So that’s what I did, and I think it worked out great. And can you believe it was made out of only three 2x4s and for about $10!

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DIY Bar Stool Plans - Rogue Engineer 3

DIY Bar Stool Plans - Rogue Engineer 1

DIY Bar Stool Plans - Rogue Engineer 2


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DIY Bar Stool Plans - Dimensions

Cut List

DIY Bar Stool Plans - Cut List

How to build a Counter Height Bar Stool

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DIY Bar Stool Plans - Step 1

Bar stool 1

DIY Bar Stool Plans - Step 2

Bar stool 2


DIY Bar Stool Plans - Step 3 Bar stool 3

DIY Bar Stool Plans - Step 4

Bar stool 4

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  • Reginald Herde

    Question – What wood did you all use for these – from the video, or others that you might recommend?

    • I used construction grade 2x4s that you can find at any lumber yard or box store

  • Dan Scrima

    Not sure if I was just being dumb somehow, but I had a real hard time trying to get the pocket screws to work with the 5 degree angle joints. I don’t have that awesome kreg table you have, so I was drilling the pocket holes with the regular kreg jig clamped to the workbench. I’m no sure but I think the angle of the pocket holes kept causing the pieces to flare out away from each other when the screws were being tightened. I ended up having to just drill a screw straight through the outside legs into the cross-supports, which obviously is not strong since it’s driving a screw into end grain. Any thoughts? Thanks!