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« on: June 19, 2011 08:47:45 PM »

I made my Dad this footstool for Father`s Day
I hope he liked it.
Time to complete it: 1 hour + 30 minutes material gathering time

First, A scrap piece of 2 x 12 from our deck
& foam cut to the same size

Next, stapled fabric to cover them

Stapled another piece of fabric to cover the bottom

I got these from a couch that got sturdier legs
unscrewed the bolt-screws using vice grips (pictured below)

The ties were alternated and each held in place by a finishing nail
The cut ends were tucked under & also held by finishing nail
The smaller half of the ties that was cut off, was woven, trimmed
and nailed into place too

Using a hammer to get started, I used the vice grips to screw the
leg bolt screws into the base

All that`s left was to screw the legs into place
Since my folks have wood floors, I cut little 1-inch circles
from a scrap piece of carpet and hot-glued them to the
bottoms of the feet - Done!


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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011 08:59:10 PM »

What a great idea! I bet he loved it.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 09:07:30 AM »

I love that. Brilliant idea.

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013 03:41:35 AM »

Very creative way of using the ties. Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013 05:17:29 PM »

My dad did like it I think. He's kinda a perfectionist, so he notices my boops.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013 05:30:36 AM »

What a cute idea!
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