Build Your Own Workshop Stool

Build Your Own Workshop Stool


Empower pupils to build their own learning environment. Using 3D printed materials and off the shelf materials this lesson encourages team work, problem solving and gives them confidence and pride in their work.  A great way to engage pupils with geometry and measurement, as well as material properties and building processes.

This lesson could be tied into the study of:

Physics (material properties), Mathematics (geometry, measurement, strength of structures), Resistant Materials (ways of joining materials, additive and subtractive processes).

All of our lessons are designed to be flexible for all ages, so duration and difficulty level can be adjusted to suit your class!


Build a workshop stool for your classroom, sturdy enough for pupils to sit on.

Work together as a team to measure up and assemble the stool.

Use Pythagoras’ Theorem to calculate the length of one side of a triangle in order to position the stool legs.


Pupils to build strong and stable stools.

Pupils to demonstrate an understanding of additive and subtractive processes.

Pupils to accurately calculate measurements of the structure and show their working.

Pupils to demonstrate teamwork.


Teacher’s Guide

Lesson Plan

Step-by-Step Presentation

Instruction Sheets

Exercise Sheets

Equipment List

3D Print Files


PAR timber lengths

Birch ply

3D Printer

PLA Filament

Engineers Square

Band saw

Masking Tape


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