DIY Grass Stools

Artificial turf has come a long way since its debut in the 1970s. Not only did it look unrealistic, but it also had a habit of causing friction burns if anyone came into contact with it.

DIY Grass Stools

Now fake turf looks more like real grass but without the maintenance. Pet and child-friendly, it’s made from hard-wearing synthetic materials, making it ideal for outdoor use.

Use it to cover timber stools that can double as ottomans like these grass cubes. The turf is designed for all weather, so use galvanised or stainless steel hardware to keep the seats outside permanently.

Square-cut the treated pine frame pieces using a mitresaw, joining them with 75mm x 8g treated pine screws in 3mm pilot holes. For extra support, add angle brackets in the corners.

Cut out the top from marine plywood using a jigsaw and sand the edges with 150 grit abrasive paper.

To cover the cubes with turf, use a solvent-based adhesive like Selleys Kwik Grip and stainless steel staples. Add castors for mobility, with at least two lockable ones on each stool.

Turf cutout
Turf cutout
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All measurements are in millimetres.

 
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