Cut four legs to 12 inches.
Cut top supports
Cut four top supports to 8 inches
Cut top edges
Cut the edges of the top. Use a 45 degree miter and cut to four pieces with an outside edge of 12 inches.
Drill Pocket Holes in Top Supports
Set your Kreg pocket hole jig for the thickness of the wood at 1 1/2 inches. Drill two pocket holes on each side of of the top support pieces. Attach those to two of the top edges.
Attach other two top edges
Place a small amount of wood glue on the corners of the remaining two top edges and clamp together to the supports. If you have the right Kreg system, you can also use the jig to connect these corners.
Drill two pocket holes in each of the legs and attach to the corners of the underside of the top. Attach them angled away from the corners so that the back side of each leg faces the leg on the diagonal corner.
Cut Support Beams
Cut one support beam to 11 1/2 inches. Then cut two smaller beams to 5 inches.
Drill Pocket Holes in Support Beams
Drill two pocket holes in both ends of each of the support beams. Attach the two short pieces to the center of the long piece. Then, attach the support beams to the legs.
Paint, stain or wood-burn your stool. I used a heat gun to give a light burn look to the stool.
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