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DIY Ladder Chair Woodworking Plan (Folding Step Stool Chair)

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Digital download PDF woodworking plan. 

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 folding step ladder chair combo is multifunctional and ideal for small spaces. Designed and built by Scott from

Watch the video tutorial here on the Remodelaholic YouTube channel or visit the blog post here for more photos. 



**Please note that the converted metric measurements are our best approximations. Take care to measure your locally available lumber, read the full building plan instructions, and double check all measurements as this is a fairly complex build. 

Need a simpler step stool chair? Build our Hoosier step ladder as well! 

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Once purchased and downloaded, all you have to do is print and start building! 

To build this ladder chair, you'll need: 

  • (3) 5/4x2x8 (see notes below)
  • (1) 5/4x3x8 
  • (1) 1x2x8
  • (1) 1x2x8
  • (1) 1x3x6
  • (1) 1x4x6
  • (1) 1x5x6
  • (1) 1x6x6
  • 1-1/4″ pocket screws
  • 1-1/2″ pocket screws
  • 1-1/4″ wood screws
  • 2″ wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • 1-1/2″x12″ piano hinge

as well as 

Note: a 5/4x2x8 measures 1-1/8″ thick x 1-1/2″ wide x 96″. If you cannot locate 5/4×2 at your local store, you can also rip 5/4×4 to 1-1/2″ like Scott did. 

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