Home DIY

How to make a wooden footrest

To improve posture, to improve circulation or simply to be able to work with a little more comfort. If you are one of those people who spends many hours in front of the computer, making yourself a wooden footrest like this one will come in handy. It is covered by carpet to make it soft!



  •  Cutter
  •  Spatula
  •  Flexometer
  •  Pencil
  •  Template
  •  Rule
  •  keyhole saw
  •  Sandpaper block


  •  Carpet glue
  •  Wood
  •  Carpet


1. Cut the pieces of wood

This homemade footrest is made up of four pieces of wood and a piece of carpet on top to make it more comfortable – it is always appreciated to put your feet on something soft and not directly on the wood.

Start by marking the four pieces of wood with the help of a pencil and a ruler and cut with a jigsaw. The most important part is the wooden sides, which have to be the same: they have a slight slope, a hole to fit a crossbar that the one and two stops so that the surface does not slip. You can download the template that we have used. In addition to these two sides, you will have to create the crossbar that joins them with a square wooden slat and the surface to put the feet, on which the carpet goes. Be careful with the images! When you’re done, sand all the pieces.