This is my first wood working project ever. It’s a step stool for my girlfriend. I got a R4511 for Christmas and that’s where it started. I still need to sand it some more, and carve hearts into the sides. I used finger joints, and the three side pieces are held together with tongue and groove joints for extra strength. Is this strong enough? There is another piece in the back with finger joints for extra strength.
The finger joints had gaps in some parts, not really sure how to fix that. The tongue and groove joints were either too tight sometimes or too lose sometimes with no adjustments between cuts.