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Versatile Stools

A customized camp stool makes for more than just a convenient seat. Artfully refurbished, it will function as a nifty side table in a sunroom or on a porch.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006






  • Fabric 

  • Needle and thread or sewing machine

  • Sander

  • Paint

  • Staple gun


  1. Remove the existing canvas. Use it as a template to cut fabric for a new seat, making the fabric 1 inch wider. Fold each long side of the fabric over 1/4 inch two times; hem.

  2. Lightly sand the frame, and apply 2 coats of exterior paint; let dry. With a staple gun, attach one end of fabric to the underside of one of the frame's crossbars; repeat on other crossbar, stretching fabric taut.

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