DIYer Joana Bianchi created these stylish barstools with the help of our Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Not only do they look cool, but they add a bit of extra seating at her kitchen counter. This project is a great way to furnish out your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Some DIY projects surprise me, and this DIY stool build was one of them. These padded, elaborate barstools were a project I didn’t think I could make for the longest time. I’m glad I finally decided to take on the challenge, though, because with Simpson Strong-Tie® parts they were easier than I expected and they turned out great!!
Material and Cut List
For each stool I cut 2x2s with the following measurements:
- 8–12″ pieces
For the seats:
- Black marine vinyl
The main star of these stools is the striking black powder-coated hardware. I used Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® APRT Rigid Tie angles to connect the chair frame together and create a perfect 90° angle.
Additionally, to make the chairs, I upholstered the seat with foam, batting and black marine vinyl that I stapled to the scrap plywood.
All in all, I want to thank Simpson Strong-Tie for their support in letting me DIY projects with their Outdoor Accents decorative hardware to furnish my whole house, including my sofa bed and bedframe.
This line of hardware brings both style and structural strength to anything I build. So I always know that whatever I build using their hardware is built to last. To be honest, I love incorporating their products in everything I build, and their hardware always ends up making my life much easier!
Now you tell me, did you like this project? What would you like to see next? Maybe I can try to do it next year!