The collapsible stool, the plan of which you are  offered here,  is very handy for anyone who needs a reliable stool that can be quickly disassembled to save space in the house or during transportation.

The stool is made ​​up of two legs of identical shape and the only difference is that there is a slot cut at the top and at the bottom of the legs respectively.  The third part is the seat, circular in shape. The slots on the legs should be made carefully  since the solidity of the stool will largely depend on this.


Collapsible stool plan
Project difficulty
Skill level
for beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Basic hand toools
Laser cutter
Applied woodworking joints
Interlocking joint
Open tab and slot joint

Seat: 412mm (16 7/32'') x 412mm (16 7/32'');  Height  444.5mm (17 1/2)


The collapsible stool plan contains the drawings of all the parts with necessary dimensions, an assembly drawing and an exploded view that shows the intended way of folding the stool. The length, height and width can be changed to suit the purpose for which the stool is intended.  

This collapsible stool is very simple and its making may be a quality exercise for beginners. By creating this stool,  beginners will learn how to cut and process curved contours in wood, how to make duplicate pieces and how to make slots in wood of precise width. We recommend that you cut the slots narrower than your final slot width and then by using sandpaper slowly bring them to the required width.


Assembly drawing
Collapsible stool - Parts and assembly drawing

Some other pieces of furniture, such as tables, taborets, foot stools etc. can also be made according to this same principle used to design the stool. Many interesting variations can be worked out. We hope you will find this plan useful for making your own stool, as well as inspiring for some other similar project of yours.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan