How To Make A Garden Stool

If you’ve done any gardening at all you’ve been down on your hands and knees. In fact, you’ve been down in your back.

Well, here’s a great way to avoid some of that: It’s a one-legged stool and today I want to show you how to make one cheap and simple.

Now, in order to put this together a quick trip to the lumberyard will get you everything you need.

You’ll need a seat. I’ve cut out a piece of a 2 x 12 into a circle. I’ve drilled a hole through it and then a larger hole to accommodate the washer; got a piece of a round treated wooden post, and a fennel like you put on top of a fence post; little bit of hardware: lag bolt, screw, optional strap, and it goes together quite simply.

First, put a little glue onto the leg. Next, insert the lag bolt, with the washer on it, through the hole in the seat. That’s a counter sunk hole so it doesn’t catch on my trousers when I sit down.

The next step is to screw the lag bolt into the leg. Once the leg is drawn up good and tight take the fennel and screw it into the pre-drilled hold in the bottom of the leg. Again a layer of glue.

Final step is to apply the hand strap. One-legged stool: saves your knees, saves your back. All that for under ten bucks.

Building A One-Legged Garden Stool…

  • Cut out a piece of a 2 x 12 into a circle and drill a hole through it
  • Drill a larger hole to accommodate the washer
  • Put a little glue onto the leg
  • Insert the lag bolt with the washer on it, through a hole in the seat
  • Screw the lag bolt onto the leg
  • Take the fennel and screw it into the pre-drilled hold in the bottom of the leg
  • Glue again
  • Apply the hand strap