How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 — in Under an Hour!

by on Feb 28, 2013

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This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??     

I’ve been to ICFF a few times, and I feel like this is something you could easily find there. Of course, an ICFF version would cost $500, not $5. All you need to create your own modern concrete stool is:

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  • concrete mix
  • wooden dowels
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • water

That’s it! The kids at HomeMade Modern also suggest adding copper end caps to even out the legs (if you need to) or dipping it in paint for added style. Check out all the details and the full how-to right here!

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Meanwhile, I’m off to go buy some concrete mix and dowels…

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2 Comments

  1. sonja

    that is funny.. one is afraid of tipping over the stool, the next is bitching about not spending exactly 5 bucks for the stool…

    can´t people just say THANK YOU for that great idea?

    i mean, i made one for under 5 bucks spending, becasue i had old broom sticks, left over concrete and the bucket was here already… so i spended money in just using some tap water… rest was around collecting dust

  2. George

    Form over function! As said before, if this stool falls over and on someones foot or on a small child you gonna regret the cheap purchase because of a massive medical bill. For small children it could be lethal. It must also take a long time to heat up that chair when sitting on it without using a pillow.