DIY Magnetic Stool Legs
Remember the story of Goldilocks and the three bears? She couldn’t make up her mind — this one’s too small, this one’s too big — you know the struggle. Well, that fairytale could have been avoided with this simple trick. Below, we’re sharing one of our new favorite magnet hacks — how to build a table with removable legs, thanks to magnets, of course!
We got this idea after looking at this DIY concrete stool. Our hack — instead of adding the legs into the concrete, let it dry to form the “seat” or tabletop, add some magnets, and then you can switch out the legs to adapt to any height you need!
What You’ll Need:
- Wood chair legs of different lengths (of your choosing)
- 1.25” x ¼” neodymium countersunk ring magnets for each leg
- 3, 1.25” x ¼” countersunk ring magnets for the concrete slab
- Quikrete 5000 Concrete Mix
- 5 Gallon Bucket
- Dowel rods
- Cut to whatever size you want!
- Scoop 3 inches of concrete mix into the bucket. Add some water and start mixing. Be careful not to overwater the concrete or it will be weak and crumble.
- Thoroughly mix the concrete so that every grain of the mix is wet. The mix should be the consistency of cookie dough.
- Shake out any air bubbles.
- Let the mixture dry.
- Gently tap the sides of the bucket and flip upside down to get the concrete slab out.
- Attach 3 magnets to the concrete.
- Cut your dowel rods to the height you want.
- Attach 1 magnet to each rod.
- If you plan to use these as a stool, we recommend using magnets with a high pull force to be sure they won’t move around.
- There you have it — your very own interchangeable stool! Next time you need to switch it up, you have the ability to with this clever hack.
Our Magnetic Chair Legs DIY is the perfect solution for a Goldilocks type dilemma. With this DIY, you’ll be able to switch out the legs of your table to fit any need or want. From a bedside table or a footrest to a bar table or stool - the choice is yours! Keep the fun going with more useful DIYs and fun crafts on our blog!