Skip to main content
Help
/

Site Navigation

Your Account

Choose Language


Time Estimate

Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.

Easy

Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.

Moderate

Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.

Difficult

Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

If your guide picks up where an existing guide leaves off, add the existing guide as a prerequisite to avoid having to write additional steps. Prerequisite guides will be displayed before this guide. Make sure that the prerequisite guides are in the correct order. You can change the prerequisite order by dragging the icons to the left of the guide's name.

  • 1 × Combination square, (optional)
  • 1 × Drill and drill bits, 1/16", 1/8", ¼", 3/8", ¾" spade, countersink
  • 1 × File or high-speed rotary tool, (optional)such as a Dremel
  • 1 × Hot glue gun
  • 1 × Jigsaw with fine-toothed bladefor cutting plywood
  • 1 × Marking compass, or ¾" dowel
  • 1 × Measuring tape
  • 1 × Sawfor cutting plastic pipe. Handheld saws will work, but we recommend a band saw or a table saw with a miter gauge and a fine-toothed blade.
  • 1 × Screwdriver or long driver bit, Phillips head
  • 1 × PVC pipe, white, 4" ID × ¼" wall, 10½" Iengthfor the stool. Buy a 10' length, Lowe’s part #23838, and use it for the other projects too. We used cheap, foam-core Schedule 40 sewer-and-drain PVC but other types of PVC will work.
  • 1 × PVC pipe, white, 3" ID × ¼" wall, 10' lengthLowe’s #23834, for table legs
  • 4 × Sheet metal screws, #10×1" Phillips head
  • 12 × Wood screws, #8×1" flathead
  • 1 × Plywood, ¾" thick: 2'×2'
  • 2 × Plywood, 12" diameter rounds
  • 2 × Plywood, 4" diameter rounds
  • 1 × Dry-erase board, about 48"×32"Lowe’s #61082, for table and stool tops
  • 1 × Contact cement, Weldwood (“The Original”), 14oz
  • 1 × Wood dowel, ¼" diameter, 6" length
  • 1 × Scrap woodfor making a miter gauge extension
  • 1 × Spray paintvarious colors. If you’re using primer, you can use most any paint. To skip the primer, use Krylon Fusion or Rust-OIeum Paint for Plastic; they’re formulated to bond directly to plastic.
  • 1 × Spray automotive primer, (optional)Rust-Oleum or equivalent
  • 1 × Automotive body filler putty, and/or automotive glazesuch as Bondo filler or DuPont 315 glaze
  • 1 × Sandpaper, 180 grit
  • 1 × Masking tape
  • 1 × Hot glue, and/or epoxy
Add New