The folk art stool plan which you can download here contains drawings of each part, exploded view, assembly drawing and parts list.

Small, easily portable stools are very useful in every household. With these drawings it is easy to make all the necessary parts and assemble a stool. The length, height and width can be changed to suit the purpose for which the stool is intended.


Folk art stool plan
Project difficulty
Simple, requires experience and precision (difficult woodworking joints)
Skill level
for advanced beginners
for DIY enthusiasts
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints
Stopped sliding dovetail joint

Folk art stool overall dimensions: D 330mm (13'') x H 400.5mm (15 25/32 in.). 


This free woodworking project is an excellent choice for the beginner. To join the stool legs (Parts 4) to the central leg (Part 3),  a dovetail joint is advised  because it is one of the strongest joints, but it can optionally be replaced by some of the simpler ones. The leg (Part 4) shape is quite simple and, if desired,  it can be designed in a more decorative way. The central leg (Part 3) is cylindrically shaped. If you want to achieve a rustic design, a branch of an approximate diameter can be used to replace it. If you do not have a lathe, the cylindrical parts can be replaced by octagonal, hexagonal, etc. parts.


Exploded view and parts list
Folk art stool - Assembly drawing. exploded view and parts list
Part drawings
Folk art stool - Part 1 Top
Folk art stool - Part 2 Top support
Folk art stool - Part 3 Central leg
Folk art stool - Part 4 Leg


To make this folk art stool you can use many types of wood. You should keep in mind that this stool has to withstand your weight, so if you want it to last for long period of time, use some kind of hardwood (birch, walnut, maple...).

The stool can be finished in a variety of ways to suit the furniture of the room where it is used.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan