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DIY PVC Bar Stool Plans

A bar is a fun accessory to any home, whether indoors or outdoors. Decorate it with your own flair and even make your own bar stools to create your own signature design. Build an innovative and stylish stool by using PVC pipes. PVC pipes are used for plumbing and other piping applications. However, PVC is also an ideal material for furniture making because it is durable and easy to clean. An added benefit is that it is inexpensive.

Build bar stools out of PVC pipe for industrial style bar seating.

Step 1

Make two squares using the 14-inch pipes as sides and the horizontal holes in the 4-way connectors to join them together at the corners. The squares are the top and bottom of the stool.

Step 2

Rest one square assembly on the floor with the vertical holes in the 4-way connectors facing up. Slide one end of the 22-inch pipes into the vertical holes. These are the legs for the stool. Align the remaining square assembly over the legs so that the vertical holes in the 4-way connectors will slide over the top ends of the legs. Press the square assembly down into place.

Step 3

Remove the parts one at a time and apply PVC primer to the adjoining ends with the built-in applicator. Apply the PVC cement over the primer in the same manner and press the parts back together. Continue with this process until all of the joints are bonded together with primer and cement.

Step 4

Center the 1-by-16-by-16-inch board over the top of the stool. This is the seat. Position one u-bracket in the center of each 14-inch top pipe on the under side of the seat.

Step 5

Drive the screws that were included with the u-brackets through the mounting holes into the bottom of the seat with a screw gun to fasten the seat to the PVC assembly.

Things You Will Need

  • 8 PVC pipes, 2-inch diameter, 14 inches long
  • 8 PVC 4-way connectors, 2-inch diameter
  • 4 PVC pipes, 2-inch diameter, 22 inches long
  • PVC primer
  • PVC cement
  • 1-by-16-by-16-inch board
  • 4 metal u-brackets, with screws
  • Screw gun

About the Author

Jonah Morrissey has been writing for print and online publications since 2000. He began his career as a staff reporter/photographer for a weekly newspaper in upstate New York. Morrissey specializes in topics related to home-and-garden projects, green living and small business. He graduated from Saint Michael's College, earning a B.A. in political science with a minor in journalism and mass communications.

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