Guys, look at this stocking post! Just look.... Nice right?! My husband made one for our sons playroom but forgot to take pictures of the steps.
Rest assured, I got your back.
We had enough lumber to make another one! All I needed to get was another post cap. Easy peasy.
This time I’m going to make it by myself with my husband only giving me verbal help.... if needed 😉 #girlpower
Here we go.....
1x12x4 Common board
Top Post cap (with indentation)
Bottom Post cap (without indentation)
Round post top
2- 4” Wood Nails
Paint/Stain of your choice
(Home Depot will gladly cut your wood for you)
4x4x8- Cut at 4ft.
1x12x4 common board- Cut at 12x12
Sand 4x4 post and 12x12 board until smooth.
Measure and mark the drill spots on the 12x12 base, bottom post cap.
Tip- Once measured, draw a box in the center to show exactly where to glue bottom post cap.
Pre-drill to avoid splitting any wood.
Now add wood glue to the bottom post cap and place in the pre-measured area on the 12x12 base.
Adhere top post cap with wood glue.
Allow to dry.
Stand up the 4x4 post vertically and position base pieces on pre-measurements area. Make sure your pre-drill holes line up.
Drill the two 4” nails through the bottom of the 12x12 base and bottom post cap, all the way through to the post.
Tip- if drill bit isn’t long enough to pre drill through the base and 4x4, create a small indent using the holes through the bottom post cap and pre-drill directly into post.
We’re nearing the finish line!
On top of the top post cap, make another pre-drill hole. This is where the round post top will go.
The round post topper already came with screw so just twist it into your pre-drilled hole.
Tip- Make sure you test you drill bit sizes on a spare piece of wood to ensure the the perfect fit.
Dust off any sawdust and choose a paint or stain of your liking.
I chose white to coordinate with our Playroom furniture colors.
Last, add your hooks! I used 3 hooks total.
I hope your enjoyed this tutorial! Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions!!!