How to Build Easy Wood Step Stools


How to build a wood step stool quickly and with scrap wood.

Easy DIY Wood Stepping Stools.

How to build a wood step stool quickly and with scrap wood.

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Am I picking boring gift ideas or what!? I know kids love toys. But the parents yo.... it's pretty likely the kids have enough toys and that the parents are already overwhelmed with cleaning it all up. And for the 1st or 2nd birthday party, sometimes practical gifts just make more sense. These wood step stools are practical gifts for young kids and they will come in so useful for both the parents and kids. You can decorate the stepping stool however you want for that child... paint it fun colors, add stencils or decals, mod podge fabric or scrapbook paper on it.  Get creative.

Sometimes the best gifts aren't toys. One of my favorite gifts of all time was a book, The Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. I bet my Aunt Linda doesn't even remember buying it for me, but I do. I'm not sure receiving a step stool at age 1 will end up in the memory banks for the kids, but they'll use that stool to brush their teeth, wash their hands, and to help them reach the counter to help their mom or dad make cookies. And maybe someday they'll look back fondly on it. 

Supplies Supplies listed below may include affiliate links to the products.

  • 1 1/4" screws (8)
  • 2 1/2" screws (4)
  • 2x4s 
    • (1) 4 x 11 3/4″
    • (2) 4 x 13 1/2″
    • (2) 4 x 6 5/8″
  • 3/4" thick wood, cut to:
    • (1) 15 x 6 7/8"
    • (1) 15 x 6 5/8" 
  • Tools

How to Build a Wood Stepping Stool

I had to do some research for this post. This post was inspired by the following blog posts: Super Simple 2x4 Wooden Step Stool.  

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DIY Danielle: How to Build Easy Wood Step Stools
How to Build Easy Wood Step Stools
How to build a wood step stool quickly and with scrap wood.
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