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.


Most of the materials can be found at your local hardware store and on Amazon.

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  • Real Orange Rust-Oleum Gloss | https://amzn.to/2UaCZQM
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Step 1 | Watch The Kids Fox Stool Build Video

Step 2 | Cut Your Material

Sketching out the fox stool parts

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.

cutting out fox stool parts with band saw

Once you have outlined everything it is now time to cut out all the pieces.

Step 3 | Prep For Painting

spraying beige base coat on fox stool

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.

Applying tap mask to fox stail for spray painting

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.

Applying mask to fox face for spray painting

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.

Orange spray painting foxt tail and head

Let the spray paint dry for 24hrs then remove all the masking tape.

masking fox stool face eyes and nose

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.

spraying black for the fox eyes

Once the paint is dry you can remove the tape.

Fox Stool Parts Unassembled

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

dirlling pocket holes with a kreg kig

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.

Attaching Pocket holes to fox stool

Next you want to apply glue to the joint and then screw in your leg to the bottom of the top of the stool.

attaching fox tail to fox 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.

attaching fox stool fox head

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

Assembled Kids Fox Stool

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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