Learn how to build and make a wooden kids fox stool. This is a great woodworking project for anyone wanting to make a gift for a friend or a product to sell online.
This is one of my top selling woodworking projects and it is fun to make. You will learn how I cut and assemble this stool as well as how I illustrated and painted the fox stool. I would consider this a great project for anyone wanting to get started in woodworking or have a woodworking business making products that you want to sell to make extra money or support your woodworking hobby and or business.
How to Build a Kids Fox Stool
I would first recommend downloading the plans. It has all the information, measurements and details you need to make this amazing kids fox stool.
📝 MATERIALS LIST
Most of the materials can be found at your local hardware store and on Amazon.
- 3/4” Birch Plywood | https://homedepot.sjv.io/oenXre
- Titebond 3 wood glue | https://amzn.to/3dyUEXo
- 1” 1/4” pan-head coarse screws | https://amzn.to/3aMDxQd
- 1” 1/4” Brad Nails | https://amzn.to/2ygWw7j
- 3/4” Brad Nails | https://amzn.to/3vskjZC
- Real Orange Rust-Oleum Gloss | https://amzn.to/2UaCZQM
- Najajo White Rust-Oleum Gloss | https://amzn.to/35mh37y
- Black Rust-Oleum Gloss | https://amzn.to/2TxaJYm
- 180 Grit Sandpaper | pack https://amzn.to/3ahWs6D
- Ring Binder Sticker Stickers | https://amzn.to/3zuykJx
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Step 1 | Watch The Kids Fox Stool Build Video
Step 2 | Cut Your Material
Step 2 | Cut Your Material
The first thing you want to do is draw our the design. You do this using two methods. First method is to print and cut out the paper templates in the plans. The second method is to use the fox stool template jig. I personally like using the template jig because it is so much easier to work with than printing out the plan on paper and then cutting it. Either option will work just fine.
Once you have outlined everything it is now time to cut out all the pieces.
Step 3 | Prep For Painting
I recommend spraying a base coat on the bottom and face of the fox. The tail will need to have the base coat sprayed on all sides. Let this paint dry for 24hrs.
Cut out the mask using a sharp knife and follow the layout illustrated in the plans for where you need to place the masking tape.
Step 4 | Painting
Painting is really easy. I recommend doing this in a well ventilated area like outside. I placed all my parts in a shallow box so that I would not accidentally spray my grass with the spray paint.
Let the spray paint dry for 24hrs then remove all the masking tape.
Next you will need to mask the face for the eyes and nose. Be sure to mask everything carefully as you do not want any black spray paint to find its way in.
Once the paint is dry you can remove the tape.
You should now have all your parts painted. You are now ready to move onto the next step assembly.
Step 5 | Assembling The Kids Fox Stool
The first think you need to do is drill the pocket holes in the bottom of your legs. You will need to create two pocket holes in each leg. I recommend using the Kreg Jig system as it is the best way to create pocket holes.
Next you want to apply glue to the joint and then screw in your leg to the bottom of the top of the stool.
In order to attach the tail you need to use 1in brad nails or a small screw. Be sure to apply glue before attaching the tail.
Attach the fox head using the same method as you did attaching the tail. You can use a 1in or 1.25in brad nail for securing the head to the top of the stool. I recommend nailing the head from the bottom of the top so that your nail hole is not seen.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
You finished stool should look like this. Be sure your foxes feet are pointed in the right direction. Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below and also if you have any questions about the project, I will be more than happy to help answer them.
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