Bar stools are largely used for the matters of facilitating entertainment in the bars and joints. They are taller and better placed to confer some added comfort to those who sit on them. Outside their core roles of allowing for easier chatting and engagements, they also have other uses.
You may modify these stools to make a giant monolithic bench. This is a feat you accomplish by gaining and utilizing the necessary insights. We are here to help you out in all these. The good news though is that you do not really need to be an expert to handle and accomplish this end.
How to Build A Bench Using Bar Stools?
Before you even start, you have to acquire and gather all the necessary tools-of-trade which we explain here below. Then, you have to prep the work area typically by ventilating, cordoning, and lighting it. As always, you also have to put on the necessary protective gear to shield you from all the dust and debris that potentially come along.
Required Tools for this Project
You will need the following tools-of-trade extensively in your make of this specific piece of furniture:
- Adjustable wrench
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill
- Miter saw
- Orbital sander
- Safety glasses
- Speed square
- Tape measure
Now, follow the steps below with a great deal of due diligence to attain the necessary ends.
Step I: Determine the desired dimensions of the bench
Kick start the exercise by determining the desired dimensions of the bench you want. Simply put: what are the size and the overall dimensions of the bench that you are particularly interested in? This is not a metric that you can arrive at just like that! You have to clearly measure and mark out the necessary dimensions.
For this, you will rely extensively on the tape measure. This is a measuring instrument that contains markings at strategic locations. You use it to mark out the intervals in which you may want your bench to be in. Complement this with chalk to translate the markings in reality.
Step II: Identify the bar stools you intend to use
Move now to identify the bar stools that you intend to use for the job. These are the smaller stools that you will subsequently bundle up to form the larger bench. Divide the entire length and dimensions of the larger bench by the individual length and dimension of the constituent stool.
This answer will let you know the sum total of the stools that may be necessary for your course. Then, figure out the way in which you will bundle them up to come up with the large monolithic bench you are desirous of. This requires a fairer degree of creativity and imagination on your part.
Step III: Draw up the necessary design
After knowing the kinds of stools you will use and the total number thereof, you now have to draw up the necessary design. This design basically seeks to answer how the constituent stools that bundle up and fit concisely to create the one giant monolithic bench.
As you draw this plan up, you have to be mindful of the shapes, configurations, and sizes of each stool. Then, figure out how each of these stools is to be slotted firmly in place to make the one large bench you have in mind. Of course, you have to care for the backrest as well.
Step IV: Assemble all the stools together
This is the core of the bench building exercise. It is at this stage that you actually bundle the individual stools together to form the one giant bench. Clamp the stools firmly in place to prevent the possibilities of fidgeting and the dangers that ordinarily come along.
Generally, you have to place the stools side-by-side. Then, go ahead and join the individual stools using a fastener like the glue or nails. While at it, you have to see to it that the parts and components blend together perfectly.
Then, run a backrest along the back length of the bundled stools. The backrest is for a large part one large plank of wood or a network of wooden parts. These, you attach to the mainframe of the stools by use of a hammer and some nails. Glue the parts to prevent the parts from slipping off or excessively fidgeting.
Step V: Join the same
Conclude exercise by fastening the constituent parts firmly by use of the hard glue and the epoxy. As always, you have to test the system to see to it that it is strong enough to prevent the risks of fall off and fidgeting. A sure way of going about this is to try and place your weight firmly on it.
Needless to say, you have to make any necessary adjustments if and when the need so determines. That may also require a complete overhaul of parts of the system. Sand the entire system and the paint the same to make them shinier and more elegant to behold with the naked eyes.
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The steps involved above are too complicated for a starter to get them right. As such, we do warn against you rushing this exercise or not taking your time to learn the steps involved keenly. Instead, we urge a fairer degree of care and attention as you go about the whole issue.
By far the best way forward is to watch lots of videos and the recommendations of past do-it-yourselfers. These past works will serve as an inspiration and appropriate guidance for you in your pursuit of the task of joining the stools to make one monolithic bench.
So, when exactly do you plan to set out? In what other ways can we still be of help to you? Could it be that you still find a task or two too complicated for you to set out in? Regardless of your concerns, we ask you to share it out with us for further consideration and appropriate guidance.