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kids storage step stool woodworking plans

Added/Modified on December 29, 2016
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12″ tall x 15″ deep x 13 1/2″ wide

Materials and Tools

Shopping List:

53″ of 1×12 Pine Boards
24″ of 1×6 Pine Boards
26″ of 1×8 Pine Boards
2″ Screws or 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws (if you are using the Kreg Jig)
Wood Glue
Finishing Supplies
1 Set of standard hinges


measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw
countersink drill bit

Cut List

2 – 1×12 @ 14″ long (Sides)
2 – 1×12 @ 12″ (Storage Box sides)
2 – 1×6 @ 12″ (Storage Box Bottom and Footer)
2 – 1×8 @ 14″ (Treads)

Cutting Instructions:

This plan greatly depends on the use of standard width boards, which can vary in size depending on where you live. Please measure the width of all of your boards and adjust the cuts and construction as necessary. This plan assumes 1x6s are 5 1/2″ wide, 1x8s are 7 1/2″ wide, 1x12s are 11 1/2″ wide.

Step 1

Cut Sides Out

From the sides, draw the above pattern and carefully cut out using a jigsaw

Step 2

Storage Box

Cut a notch out of one of the storage box sides. Attach both storage box sides to the sides using 2″ screws and glue or 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 3


Attach the footer to the front using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws or 2″ screws and glue.

Step 4


With the remaining 1×6, add the bottom to the step stool. Attach from all sides with glue and screws.

Step 5


Attach the top tread to the top with hinges. Attach the bottom tread with screws and glue.

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