DIY LADDER CHAIR: HOW TO BUILD A FOLDING STEP STOOL CHAIR

Build a DIY ladder chair — a folding step stool chair combination originally invented by Benjamin Franklin (sometimes called a Franklin chair or Franklin ladder). This clever step ladder chair combination is ideal for small spaces.

The original ladder chair would have been constructed with mortise and tenon joints, but, thanks to pocket hole joinery, this DIY ladder chair is easy to assemble.

How to Build a DIY Ladder Chair

-  1-1/4″ pocket screws -  1-1/2″ pocket screws -  1-1/4″ wood screws -  2″ wood screws -  Wood glue

Supplies

Tools

-  Tape measure -  Drill -  Kreg Jig -  Miter saw -  Jig saw, circular saw or band saw -  Table saw

This Benjamin Franklin Ladder Chair is assembled in 4 main sections: front legs/rails, front steps/cleats and front seat,  back legs/rails and stiles, middle legs and cleats, steps/seat and back seat rails.

The printable building plan includes the materials list above, detailed cut list and assembly instructions, and tips for accurate placement and clamping during assembly.

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