|Project by BigMig||posted 08-25-2014 04:45 PM||1705 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
This stepstool was built from Tommy MacDonald’s drawings and program – Rough Cut Woodworking. I used maple that I got at the home center – it was flat enough for this project to work out just fine.
It’s maple – but it has cool figure and birds-eye looking details in some places – bonus, right? I kept some strange figure in some of the pins for effect – and they didn’t break out or anything.
I hand cut the dovetails and it took me quite a while as I had only practiced before this project. I used Titebond III glue and I finished it with Shellac flakes from Woodcraft. The finish was a bit frustrating as I hadn’t worked w shellac before. Learned a lot during this project.
The design of the stool is very pleasing to me – not too dressed up, but elegant in the simplicity.
My wife really likes the stool and even given its flaws – I really like it too.
-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA