I’ve been transforming my house into a farmhouse style and I wanted to replace my IKEA STIG bar stools for more rustic ones.
I even considered the INGOLF stools but I couldn’t find it in plain wood colour, just black or white. Besides, I couldn’t afford to buy new stools at this moment. So, I decided to grab what I had and make my own version.
It took me 2 days building this, once the frames had dried properly. I ended up spending less than €20,00 in total for materials. (Not including the stools and tools I already had.)
Second, I painted the structures with the bronze Rust-Oleum spray and put them aside to dry.
Then I grabbed the wood board and with the help of the old seat I drew two new ones in the wood board and cut them out with a jigsaw.
I also cut two slats at 10x40cm for the back. After that, I sanded them down and varnished both seat and back with an old oak varnish I already have.
After everything was dry, I placed the seat over the structure. With the help of a power drill, I made two holes on each side to attach the seat to the frame with the screws and nuts.
Did the same with the back but with a hole on each side at the same distance.
After everything was attached, I then measured the distance diagonally from the screw of the back to the seat and cut 4 metal bars to the same length, rounding off the ends.
I drew a hole on one side and fixed the bar to the existing screw on the back and the other end of the bar against the back support diagonally. I drilled again from side to side and fixed with screw and nut.