How to Build an Upholstered Footstool | Build It | Ask This Old House

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Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva checks out a women’s only DIY class on building a footstool and discusses some of the unique challenges faced by women learning DIY skills

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Time: 3 hours

Cost: $100

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools List for Building an Upholstered Footstool:
Framing square []
Hammer []
Bandsaw []
Drill []
Paintbrush for stain []
Rotary cutter []
Scissors []
Iron []
Needle []
Staple gun []

Shopping List:
2×2 foot by ½ inch birch plywood []
Pre-threaded wood legs []
Upholstery fabric []
Nail []
String []
T-nuts []
Stain for legs []
Upholstery foam []
Upholstery batting []
Bull denim []
Spray adhesive []
Upholstery thread []

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How to Build an Upholstered Footstool | Build It | Ask This Old House