Get cosy with this wool-inspired make


 

This shaggy stool project will create a fantastically quirky piece of furniture

 

You will need

1” thick MDF
tape measure
pencil
saw
4” thick upholstery foam, Dunelm
craft knife (or electric carving knife)
1m lightweight quilt batting
staple gun
1m faux polar bear fur, The Throw Company
1m hessian
tacks
hammer
four logs, approx 7cm wide and 25cm long
PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic drill, Bosch
four 8mm dowel screws
four angled leg fixing plates, Heritage Upholstery Supplies
screws
screwdriver

 

Directions 

1 Mark out and cut a 30cm x 40cm piece of 1” thick MDF, then use a craft knife to cut a piece of 4” thick upholstery foam to the same size. Lay your quilt batting out flat, and place the foam on top of it centrally. Lay the MDF on top, making sure the edges line up with the foam. Pull the edges of the batting up and over the foam and MDF and use a staple gun to secure all around the edge, then remove any excess.

Step 1

2 Lay out the fur with right-side down. Place the seat on top, MDF facing upwards. Pull the edges of the fur around the seat and staple in place all around the edge, cutting away any excess. Cut a 27cm x 37cm piece of hessian, and fold a 1cm hem under all around the edge. Place this on top of the MDF, covering the edge of the fur. Use tacks and a hammer to secure the hessian.

Step 2

3 Add the legs. Drill a pilot hole into one cut end of each log. Work an 8mm dowel screw into each hole, leaving around 1.5cm of the screw sticking out. Secure the four fixing plates to the underside of the seat, then screw each log into a plate until they feel firmly held.

 Step 3

Top tip
Adjust the size of this stool to fit your room by cutting larger or smaller pieces of MDF and foam.

 

Photos: Lizzie Orme
Feature and styling: Sophie Holt

 






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