Step 3: Trace the Outline

Trace the outline of the stool's inner edge on a board that's been cut to the same length. This is the board you'll use for the shelf, so choose one that closely matches the stool's thickness and the wood's patina. Mine is a cypress rail scavenged from another door.
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry Bar
    • Pencil
    • jigsaw
    • hand plane
    • random orbit sander
      Palm Sander
    • drill
    • caulk gun
      Caulk Gun

    Shopping List

    1. Windowed cottage door: about $350-$600, The Bank Architectural Antiques

    2. Mirror glass

    3. Antiqued-bronze hooks, Pottery Barn

    4. Sandpaper

    5. Wood glue6. 3-inch trim-head screws

    7. 4-inch screws

    8. Finish nails

    9. Silicone adhesive for mirror glass

    10. Plywood for mirror back