Everyone can always use more hidden storage! What’s better than getting organized with more storage? How about combining it with additional seating! Jaime here from That’s My Letter sharing with you this easy tutorial for how to build a rolling storage seat.
Of course I couldn’t stop myself at just one seat, I had to make three – they’re just that fast and easy! The finished size is a generous stool at 19″w x 18″ d x 20″h.
To make the rolling storage stool you’ll need the following supplies:
- circular saw
- tape measure
- #8 countersink bit
- 1 1/2″ spade bit
- #8 – 2″ wood screws, #8 – 1 1/4″ wood screws
- wood glue
- 4 – 2″ swivel casters
- 1/2 yard 3″ upholstery foam (18″ x 19″ piece)
- home dec fabric (27″ x 27″ piece)
- quilt batting (27″ x 27″ piece)
- staple gun
Lumber cuts for the rolling storage stool:
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood 16 1/2″ x 19″ (base)
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood 14 1/4″ x 16 1/2″ (short ends)
- 4 – 1 x 8 @ 19″ (side panels)
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood 18″ x 19″ (top)
- 2 – 1 x 2 @ 16 1/4″ (guides)
Step 1: Make all lumber cuts as indicated above.
Step 2: Attach the 2 short ends to the base using 2″ screws and glue:
Step 3: Place bottom side panel flush with base and short ends, pre-drill four corners and attach with 1 1/4″ screws and wood glue.
Step 4: Repeat the process for the top side panel keeping it flush to the top edge of short ends. There should be a 3/4″ gap between the two boards. Attach side panels to other side. The box portion is complete.
Step 5: For the top, position the two 1 x 2″ guides about 1″ inset from the 18″ edges, pre-drill, glue and screw using 1 1/4″ screws.
Step 6: Using a 1 1/4″ spade bit make 2 finger holes in the short ends for moving the stool around.
Step 7: Attach 2″ swivel casters to the base at the four corners. Apply Minwax provincial stain and set aside to dry.
Step 8: To make the cushioned top, place home décor fabric face down, layer the quilt batting, the foam and place the wood lid on top.
Step 9: Using a staple gun pull up one side of fabric & batting and staple to the edge of the lid. Set about 3 staples and then repeat process on opposite side pulling fabric/batting taught. Keep repeating process on all four sides.
Step 10: To make corners, simply fold in one side and pull other side up and over, staple securely.
Step 11: Cut off excess fabric and batting with scissors for a smooth finish.