How To Make A Modern Walnut And Leather Stool

by | Apr 8, 2022 | DIY, Wood Work

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Walnut Chairs are very trendy. One can use them in their living room or place them in the garden and enjoy. But many of us are worried about the size, design factors, and the expense of the walnut chair. So, today we will learn about how to make a modern walnut and leather stool.


Now let us look at the materials and tools required to make a Walnut And leather Stool. The list is as follows:



  • 1 8 feet long 1×6, hardwood
  • 1 3 foot long 2-inch hardwood dowel
  • 9 oz Vegetable Tanned Leather Hide
  • 3/16″ (5mm) x 1/2″ (12mm) Aluminum pop rivets
  • 3/16″ (5mm) Aluminum pop rivet washers
  • 2″ long, 1/4-20 Brass Bolt, 4
  • 1/4-20 Threaded Inserts, 4
  • Minwax Wipe-On Poly, Satin

Steps To Make A Modern Walnut And Leather Stool

Step 1: The first step is to mill the walnut wood and then cut the pieces according to the required sizes. There are 4 wooden pieces, out of which two will be used for legs, and the remaining two will be used for stretchers. In this tutorial, the legs are 24 ½ in length, and the stretchers are 18 5/8 in length.

Milting and Cutting the Walnut Wood

Step 2: Use the half cap tool for connecting the leg pieces in the X-shape.

Making the leg Pieces

Legs of the Stool

Step 3: The next step is to tape the wooden legs together and then drill the holes through the legs.

Drilling the Holes

Step 4: The next step is to cut two pieces of dowels with 18 1/8 lengths using a miter saw.

Cutting the Dowels

Step 5: The following step is to trace the outline of the dowel on the wooden legs.

Tracing the Outline

Step 6: With the help of a belt sander or file, remove the top material till you get rounded legs that match the dowels.

Removing the Top Material

Step 7: In this step, you must sand the pieces and then assemble the parts by applying glue.

Sanding the Pieces

Step 8: Make a hole in the centre of the dowel.

Making a Hole

Step 9: In the next step, you should insert the thread into the dowel.

Inserting the Thread

Step 10: Now, measure the leather size required to take a seat. You can measure the dowels installed in the chair.

Measuring the Stool

Measuring the Leather

Step 11: Use an edge Beveler and wooden slicker to give a finished look at the edges.

Using Edge Beveler

Using Wooden Slicker

Step 12: Attach the leather in loops that will wrap the dowels.

Wrapping the Dowels

Step 13: The next step is to apply Neatsfoot oil to the leather.

Applying the Neatsfoot Oil

Step 14: Now, install the rivets in the leather seat.

Installing the Rivets

Step 15: In the following step, you must apply a satin wipe-on polyurethane finish to give finishing to the wood.

Finishing the Wood

Step 16: The last step is to assemble all the pieces and enjoy the modern walnut and leather stool.

Modern Walnut and Leather Stool

Things To Remember

  • Make sure you wear all the safety gear while working.


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