How to Make a Little Step Stool

This project began with an old door on the side of the road.

How to make a step stool

Then we made a very cool headboard...

How to make a headboard from an old door.

Next came a chalkboard made from the leftover panel and molding that was cut off during construction of the headboard.

And there is still one piece left.

And today I used it.

I couldn't reach something in my closet and I needed a step stool.

So... I built one.

I cut the leftover pieces of the door to a good size and started screwing them together.

I gave the stool a good sanding and coat of vinegar/steel wool stain to even out the color on the cut sides of the wood.

Next this very heavy duty little stool got a metal number.

and a coat of furniture wax.

This cute little rustic stool is the perfect size for a step up in my closet while not taking up too much room and because it was made from a 200 lb. mahogany door it is solid as a rock!

Money saved, landfill saved, and clothes within reach!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. You are like me and can't get rid of anything ;) very cute stool!

  2. I cannot believe that cute little step stool started as a scrap! You are SO creative!!

  3. Susan that amazes me what you can do with a scrap piece of wood! It looks great and I love the metal "3", it finishes it off just perfectly!

  4. Nice. What talent you have. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

  5. Using your nogging again.


  6. I do love how you use every inch of a piece and make it into something! Nothing wasted! I have a leftover piece that I was eyeing tonight - it needs to be made into a sign. . . maybe I'll get on that tomorrow!

  7. very cool susan! I have a short stool like this. I'm just about 5 inches too short to reach everything. I actually have two, one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom...very handy.
    you did a fabulous job!
    ps have a great weekend!


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