DIY Folding Camping Stool


Nothing is better than relaxing by a campfire in your own hand-built camping stool. Relatively easy to build, durable, foldable and sturdy enough for hours of campfire sitting in distinguished comfort. 

You’ll need some tools:

  • Sander
  • Center-finder (optional, but helps)
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Small socket wrench to fit acorn nuts
  • Rags
  • Knife

You’ll need a few materials:

  • Three 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels - enough for three 24” pieces
  • One steel 2.75” bolt 
  • One 1.5” eyehole bolt
  • Two brass acorn nuts
  • Three brass washers
  • Three brass finishing washers
  • Three brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)
  • Finish - Your preference 
  • Leather or other heavy material for seat

Find the step-by-step method for the structure here. Either leather or raw canvas works; whatever material you choose, make sure it’s heavy and sufficiently reinforced as there will be a good amount of stress on each corner. Find the downloadable seat template here

Tutorial via Wood&Faulk