Bar stools with backs are one of the most significant aspects of your home bars as they are used to define or distinguish the theme of your bar. They are available in almost all shapes, sizes, colors and styles. The level of comfort they offer, their durability/reliability, functionality, the hint of personalization to be added and the aesthetic appeal to be reflected are all important features to consider when you take upon the project of making your own bar stools.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Power Drill
- Chosen Material (Wood, plastic, metal, recycled material)
Step 1: Decide the Specifications
Decide the specifications for your stool which go in line with the height of your bar. Also decide the type of material that you want to use for construction as many options or varieties are available, ranging from rubber wood, metal, plastic and recycled material. However, see to it that the seat bit of your stool is about 3 to 4 inches thick and 2 feet wide. It is worthy to note that you shall require specially trimmed pieces of your chosen material for the seat, back and legs in total which can be shaped using a saw.
Step 2: Build the Stool’s Seat
Begin off your project by drilling holes in the four respective corners of the underside of your stool’s seat and using a chisel, dig into this hole to make it large enough to accommodate a screw head. Once done, insert screws into each of the corner holes on the stool’s bottom with the help of a screwdriver. See to it that the screw you insert should be poking out from the hole a little.
Step 3: Build the Back
Once the stool’s seat is ready, assemble the back of the chair and find the back rails at the top as well as the base. Proceed by looking for the slats and once found, insert each slat into the top rail. Then, place the bottom rail into the slats by keeping the holes in line and press the rail onto the slats.
Step 4: Make the Legs
Trim the material that you wish to use for making the legs of your stool as per your desired height. Sand the top and bottom of the legs if you want them to have rounded edges. Once the legs are ready, insert the legs and drill a hole halfway through the top edge. Proceed by inserting screws into these drilled holes which would hold the legs to the seat.
Step 5: Use Glue
Spray a few drops of glue on the inner side of the stool’s seat holes (found around the screw heads). Place the screws into the hold on top of the leg but see to it that you insert the screw cautiously and gently. Screw them in until you can feel the fit between the seat and the leg getting tight and firm.
Step 6: Final Touches
Wipe off any excess glue that you see and stand the stool up allowing the glue to dry completely. See to it that the barstool is stable and does not wobble. Varnish or sealant can be added to your stool in order to help protect it from possible damage. Moreover, an application of paint and a comfortable cushion at the top of the seat are options you may use to customize your creation in order to make it look its best.