DIY Porch Stool Made From Scrap Wood

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30 Minutes

Wooden porch stool made out of scrap wood!Often times when you think of building things, you think of larger scale items. Well, with everything going on in my own life ( lighting strike = house fire) and being displaced, plus, everything going on with the Covid-19 situation, I have been busy homeschooling, etc. Plus, I have definitely have not been wanting to go out shopping to buy supplies. So I decided I was going to build something out of my scrap piles of wood.

Let’s Make It Together!

I have a huge (and that’s definitely an understatement at the moment, since our house had to have a TON of it’s original wood torn out of it) scrap pile of wood and a collection of small wooden spindles that I had saved from a burn pile!


  • Scrap wood
  • Handheld circular saw
  • Air nailer or power drill
  • Paint
The pieces with the spindles had a back piece to them so I took two pieces of lath and nailed them with the air nailer to the front and back to create a sturdy base.
I then took pieces of our tongue and groove attic flooring and cut them using a handheld circular saw to the same length.
Next I used the nail gun again to nail the flooring pieces to the top of the leg stand/base.
Thankfully, I had some paint in my car along with a paint brush because earlier in the week I had been testing out a few colors on the house (we are changing the paint color). I slapped a coat of Behr paint in the color of Heritage Park, a super lovely shade of green and fell in love! While it dried, I ran back to our temporary living situation and grabbed some pretties to decorate with!
Books: from thrift storeMug: from thrift storeWooden Crate: from thrift storePlants: I shared about all of my farmhouse plants  HERE!Wooden Beads: I shared my tutorial  HERE!Wooden Porch Sign: I shared my tutorial  HERE!Wooden Bird House: was in our yard at our 1st house in Georgia and I took it with us when we sold it! (same with the red church bird house above) — ohhh the memories!Wooden Spindle: part of my salvaged collection!
I absolutely love the way it turned out! 
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  • Emmawilliams1
    on Apr 25, 2020

    my goodness..Have had a little table that has been sitting out for dumpster forever...Think I will do your little cute ideas for one of my side porches...Thanks! Why does no one want to pick up some of these cute little things? hmmmm...

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  • Robyn Garner
    on May 3, 2020

    So much happening and you still did a build? WoW! 😎

  • Tammy F
    on May 8, 2020

    That table is so cute! Makes me want to do something to my end table! You are going through so much and still did a project! Sending love, prayers and encouragement to you! You’ve got this !!!!

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