Easy to Build DIY Tripod Camping Stool

Now, you can camp in style in this DIY tripod camping stool.

Now, you can camp in style in this DIY tripod camping stool.

When you’re ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, there’s no better way to do it than by going camping. Not only will you get to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, but you’ll also get to experience all the wonderful things that come with spending time outdoors. From fresh air and exercise to bonding with family and friends, camping is the perfect way to relax and recharge.

My family and I love to go camping instead of spending time at theme parks. We hike up mountains and after about an hour, we reach a clearing with an incredible view. This is our favourite way to spend time together and bond as a family.

I, on one hand, have never really enjoyed camping before. However, I learned that the secret to enjoying it is minimalism. It isn’t practical to carry around huge stuff because hey, it’s tiring. Plus, you never know when you’re going to need to set up camp in a hurry and you don’t want to be lugging around a bunch of unnecessary stuff. So, I’ve compiled a list of the bare essentials that I need in order to enjoy camping.

These stools are perfect presents especially on Father's Day.
These camping stools are perfect presents, especially on Father’s Day.

If you’re looking to go camping, you’ll need a few essential items. A mini version of these essentials can help make your camping trip more enjoyable. Some of the essentials you’ll need include a tent, sleeping bag, camp stove and of course, a stool to sit on when you’re tired.

One of the issues that I faced as a newbie camper was the lack of seating. I couldn’t just sit anywhere because I have a bad back, and I didn’t want to sit on the floor for extended periods. So my husband made me a tripod camping stool. It was a great solution because I could take it with me wherever I went, and it was easy to set up and take down.

This tripod camping stool is also both sturdy and lightweight, making it perfect for hikes and camping trips. Its small size means it can easily be carried in a backpack, and it’s perfect for sitting around the campfire or enjoying a scenic view.

The tripod camping stool project was a hit. The kids loved it, everyone in our camping group loved it, and I loved it! Today, my husband had made several of these tools because we give them away as gifts, especially during Father’s Day. This project has been a great success and we are so happy that we can share it with others. It’s a simple project that doesn’t cost so much. You should definitely give it a try.

Materials you’ll need for this tripod camping stool project:

  • 3 pcs – 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels (enough for three 24” pieces)
  • 1 pc – brass 2.75” bolt
  • 1 pc – 1.5” eye-hole bolt
  • 2 pcs – brass acorn nuts
  • 3 pcs – brass washers
  • 3 pcs – brass finishing washers
  • 3 pcs -brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)
  • finish 
  • leather or other heavy material for the seat


  • sander
  • centre-finder (optional, but helps)
  • drill
  • screwdriver
  • small socket wrench to fit acorn nuts
  • rags
  • knife

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Do you want to learn how this tripod camping stool was made? Watch this video to see the entire process, from start to finish. You’ll see how the materials are cut and assembled to create a sturdy, comfortable stool that’s perfect for camping, tailgating, or any other outdoor activity.



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