If you’re looking to add a little extra seating to your home, why not consider adding a bar stool? These stools are perfect for small spaces because they take up very little space. Plus, they come in many different styles, so you’ll surely find one that suits your style perfectly.
How to build a bar stool
Here’s everything you need to know about building a bar stool at home.
What You Need
Building a bar stool doesn’t require a ton of materials. You only really need three things. The first thing you need is wood. Wood is always a good choice for furniture because it lasts forever. It will last longer than metal or plastic, but it does cost more.
Next, you’ll need a drill and screws. A drill is essential for drilling holes into wood. Screws are used to hold the pieces together.
Finally, you’ll need a saw. Sawing is necessary to cut out the shape of the stool. You’ll need a circular saw for this.
Step 1 – Cut Out the Stool Shape
First, you’ll need to measure where you’d like to place the stool. Next, draw a line around where you’d like to put the stool. Now, using a circular saw, cut along the line. Make sure to keep the blade perpendicular to the line as you cut.
Now that you’ve cut out the stool shape, you’ll need to sand down the edges. Sanding helps smooth out rough spots and gives the piece a nice finish.
Step 2 – Drill Holes
After sanding, you’ll need to drill holes into the stool. First, mark the center point of each hole. Then, drill a pilot hole into the middle of the stool. Once drilled in the pilot hole, turn off the power and remove the bit.
Next, drill a larger diameter hole slightly above the pilot hole. Finally, drill another smaller diameter hole below the first hole.
Step 3 – Attach Legs
Attach legs to the bottom of the stool by screwing them into the holes you just drilled.
Step 4 – Add Seat Cushion
Add a cushion to the seat of the stool. This will give the stool a comfortable sitting surface.
Step 5 – Finish Up
Finish the stool by painting it. The paint adds color and makes the stool look nicer.
How to reupholster a round bar stool with vinyl
If you’re looking to give your home a fresh coat of paint but don’t want to pay high prices for professional-quality work, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get a beautiful finish at home using inexpensive materials. This article will show you how to reupholster your round bar stools with vinyl.
Round bar stools come in many different styles and designs. Some are made of wood, while others are made of metal. The material used will determine the price tag.
However, if you’d rather save money than spend more, you may consider buying a cheaper version of the same style.
In our case, we will cover how to reupholster a round bar stool with vinyl fabric. Vinyl fabrics are very durable and long-lasting. It comes in various colors and patterns. You can easily match it to almost any color scheme.
- Before you begin, you’ll first need to measure the size of the seating area. Make sure that you take measurements from the center back to the front edge of the seat as well as from the top of the seat to the bottom.
- Next, cut off the excess vinyl so that only the required amount remains. Cut along the edges of the fabric to ensure that the seams line up perfectly. Once you’ve finished cutting, lay down the fabric onto the seat. Next, fold over the edges of the fabric to meet each other. Finally, staple the fabric together.
- Now that you’ve completed the process, you can move on to applying the finishing touches. First, apply a layer of clear varnish to protect the surface. Afterward, add another layer of varnish to seal the entire piece. Lastly, apply a protective coating to prevent scratches.
You now have a beautifully reupholstered round bar stool that looks just like the original. All you need to do next is sit back and relax.