We have a small little footstool by the chairs in our family room that my mother-in-law brought over for the kids to use, but the grown-ups (me) kind of got used to using it. So, I had to build an extra plush one for me.
1x12 - 4 pieces cut 16"
2x2 - 4 pieces cut 11"
16"x14.5" Lauan or plywood for the bottom inside box
17.5"x16" MDF of plywood for the top (you can make yours larger to hang over a bit)
4 small wheel or feet
|Attach the 1x12 to the 2x2 on each end, keeping them flush on the top end. Build two of these.|
|Attach the side walls to the first side, then add the other side.|
|Turn the box upside down and add the bottom of the box.|
|The yellow spots are where the 2x2s are located. Attach your feet or wheels here. I added wheels to mine and I love it!|
|I added a couple of cross support pieces to hold the top in place, but later found out the fabric does most of the work. You can add a second piece going the other direction if you are worried about any movement.|
|Here is the rough box. I added a layer of burlap around mine.|
|I used a couple of old throw pillows on the top and added a neutral duck cloth.|
You can also use the trick of the mattress pad like I did on the bar stools.
Thank you for checking out this simple project. Be sure to check out the other projects here.