How to Build an Easy Microwave Stand

Written by leigh wittman
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You don't have to choose between having your microwave located in a convenient location and valuable counter space. You can make a microwave stand today and have it ready to be use tomorrow. Only a wooden barstool, butcher block, wood glue and clamps are required to build the microwave stand. The barstool is used for its stability and the butcher block is incorporated to increase the surface of the stand to allow you use the stand for large microwaves.

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Things you need

  • Barstool
  • 2-by-2-foot butcher block
  • Wood glue
  • Paintbrush
  • 4 clamps
  • Paint
  • Paint roller
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper or tarp

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  1. 1

    Squeeze a liberal amount of wood glue onto the top of the seat of the bar stool. Use the paintbrush to spread the glue evenly on the seat.

  2. 2

    Place butcher block on the seat of the barstool.

  3. 3

    Apply a clamp on each of the four sides of the butcher block. The clamps will firmly hold the butcher block in place on the bar stool while the wood glue dries.

  4. 4

    Allow the wood glue to dry for at least 24 hours prior to removing the clamps and using your new microwave stand.

  5. 5

    Remove the clamps. Paint the microwave stand if you desire. If you choose to do this, place newspaper or a tarp under the microwave stand in a well-ventilated area to protect the floor from the paint. Paint the smooth surfaces of the stand with a roller for smoothness and fill in the gaps with a brush.

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