Making a bar stool with your own hands

Many owners of private houses or apartments choose a rack and bar stools for their cuisine, since this option looks more interesting. However, it is not always possible to find furniture in stores that fully satisfies taste, decor, and style. Some make the bar stool from a shaped pipe or from other materials with their own hands. You can cope with such work quite easily, you just need to follow certain rules.

Tools and materials

The easiest way to create a bar stool, using plywood, wood.

To make a homemade chair you need to prepare the following:

  • workplace for the manufacture of a chair;
  • varnish;
  • screwdriver;
  • brushes;
  • roulette wheel;
  • solvent;
  • jigsaw;
  • stain;
  • hammer;
  • sanding or sanding machine;
  • drill;
  • self-tapping screws;
  • roulette wheel;
  • plane;
  • bit.

You also need to prepare the selected materials - plywood or wood. Some make metal bar stools with their own hands, but such work is much more difficult. In the process of making furniture, a diagram or drawing with exact dimensions is used, otherwise there is a chance to make a mistake and spoil the product. Focusing on certain dimensions, it will be possible to find out exactly how much wood or metal is needed, and to prepare the necessary amount of materials.

The height of the chair is usually determined, focusing on the distance from the floor to the bar. The distance from the table top to the chair most often is about 35 cm.


Among the wood materials are the most accessible massifs of birch and pine. You can use some elements of old furniture.

Cut out the following details:

  • 4 ribs with a thickness of 3 cm each;
  • 2 circles: the first 2 cm thick and with a diameter of 260 mm, the second 3 cm thick and with a diameter of 360 mm;
  • 4 legs 3 cm thick each.

A substrate will be made from a small circle, a seat from a large circle.Make sure that the direction of the wood fibers in the legs is vertical. Then start assembling furniture with screws. Connect the legs with each other and with a small circle, fasten a large circle to it, then screw the stiffeners. Toned furniture, using wood stain, wait until the chair is completely dry. Apply varnish to the surface (two or three layers).

Another version of the wooden chair is slightly different. It is very easy to make and convenient to use. The seats of these bar stools can be upholstered, bent or straight.

The procedure is as follows:

  • First make a drawing.
  • Carefully study the other drawing. To make it easier, the two elements that are under the seat are not listed here. Remember to add them during furniture assembly.
  • To make the legs, prepare the bars (3.8 * 3.8 cm). If there is no solid birch or pine, you can use such wood as poplar. The length of each timber is 710 mm.
  • Secure the apron at the top (small crossbar). Attach also the lower and middle bars.
  • Then take the rack and fix the longer crossbar to the right. Then attach the bottom element, it will serve as a footboard.
  • The same must be done on the left side.To sit on a chair as comfortable as possible, when determining how high a footrest should be, be guided by the growth of future owners.
  • Attach the half furniture to each other.

To create a recess in the seat, you need to cut it on the surface, and then cut it out using a chisel. Then the seat needs to be sanded and joined to the legs, and then sanding the entire chair. As a finishing touch it is necessary to apply paintwork material to the furniture.

If you need to stylize antique wooden furniture, you can use special tools for aging.

Another functional option is a bar stool with a hollow and with a back. So the furniture will be as comfortable as possible.

For the back will need additional workpiece.


Metal chair - reliable and durable furniture. In the course of work, metal profiles, sheet iron, various trimmings are used.

  • Take a flat asbestos sheet that is used for welding, and mark the shape of the seat on it.
  • Focusing on the sketch, create blanks, using strips of 2.5 cm.
  • To make the interior, prepare the elements of the same width.
  • Then the blanks need to be welded and trimmed, round the corners.
  • Then you need to weld the legs to the seat (use the profile 3 * 2 cm). When performing welding, connect the elements at one point. The legs should be gently bent until they are in the correct position.
  • Crossbars for legs also need to be created, using a profile of 3 * 2 cm. Mark on the legs of the place where the crossbars will be attached. It is necessary to be guided by what height of the person for whom this chair is intended.
  • For metal feet, you should choose the heel points made of wood, and not cork made of rubber or plastic. Wooden inserts do not damage the floor. If you need to change the size, they can be sharpened. Thrust bearings can not be fixed with glue or screws, they will hold well due to friction. You only need to sand them so that they are equal in size to the legs.
  • Now it remains only to apply paintwork material to the furniture. First you need to use a primer. When the chair is dry, it is necessary to apply black paint on the whole part below the seat. After this, the furniture must again completely dry out.
  • It is necessary to cover the black legs with a film so that they do not get dirty with other paint, and paint the seat using a red dye.


You can create your own beautiful furniture from metal pipes. Such a chair will fit perfectly into the loft-style rooms. The pipes themselves make the body of the furniture. It is better to stop the choice on chrome-plated stainless steel. PVC or plastic should not be chosen for such products, since these materials are not as strong as metal.

Prepare the following:

  • foam rubber, upholstery material;
  • bench benders;
  • Chipboard or plywood;
  • mounting bolts;
  • metal pipes;
  • drill or screwdriver;
  • construction stapler and staples for it.

To make a chair is necessary, following the instructions below:

  • Decide what kind of chair you will make. You can see photos in magazines and continue to rely on them.
  • Focusing on the bar, think about how high a chair you need.
  • Prepare metal pipes that will serve as foundation material. Determine the optimal length and cut the workpiece. It is necessary to take into account the maximum load on the furniture, choosing the diameter of metal blanks.
  • Using a pipe bender, make a semicircle of pipes.Billets need to be connected to each other, using fastening bolts. So the furniture will become as stable as possible.
  • Using plywood or chipboard, make a seat. Choosing its size, you need to focus on how much weighs the person for whom the chair is intended.
  • Using the stapler, cover the seat with foam rubber and upholstery. The fabric should be resistant to dirt, easy to clean, and be suitable not only for dry but also for wet cleaning.
  • When the seat is ready, attach it to the junction of the legs of metal. This can be done using fasteners, drill or screwdriver.


Many people prefer to decorate additionally chairs, created with their own hands, regardless of what material they are made of. One of the most popular decoration options is the use of fabric. First you need to decide on the shade and type of material, while you should focus on the overall design of the kitchen. For the decoration of chairs often choose tapestry, furniture silk, microfiber, Jacquard. Some people prefer to decorate furniture with the help of various decorative elements, paints, paper, glue.

One of the most original methods of decorating is decoupage, which makes it possible to translate even the most daring design ideas into reality.

You can choose different materials for decoration and with the help of decor to make the usual chair turned into a real work of art.


In the manufacture of furniture with their own hands, many make various mistakes. Some of them are easy enough to fix, but there are those that negate all efforts. If you want to avoid problems, take the matter as seriously as possible, try to take into account even the seemingly insignificant nuances.

Do not forget about the use of drawings and diagrams. Focus on the calculations, and you will avoid inaccuracies and unnecessary costs.

If you have little experience in the manufacture of furniture, do not immediately take up the complex structure, it is better to choose the simplest option. So you can practice, get the necessary skills. Then you can already think about how to raise your level. If you are aimed at creating a rather complicated and unusual model, it is better to use a special computer program for selecting the perfect design.

The most simple to use and popular programs with which you can create drawings, as well as simulate a preliminary result, are the following:

  • Cutting;
  • PRO-100.

How to make a bar stool with your own hands, look in this video.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

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