A stool for my daugther

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Hello folks,at this time I would like to share with you a new stool I just fineshed and gifted to my to daugther.

Her pink plastic chair broken and I decided to do two different models (the second I still working) for her.

I did this stool using a leftovers of the bench (the bench is almost done).

I always try to do diffrent designs and ideas and this time I made a stool to use in two positions (heights).The sizes are for kids only (to 4 until 8 yo).I tested and it is vey stable.

I used only dowels and glue

Here a cardboard mock up.

Here the sizes

The imaginary triangle.Blue lines are more stable than green lines.Use it for any size and height.Made proportional.

The dowels position

Gluing time

Here ready to round the edges and sand all.

Rounded edges

In use,the feet out of floor (very stable)

Other height

At table

The most importante thing.She aproved and loved it

Thanks for attention

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 04:13 AM

Unique design. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 04:30 AM

Neat design. You made a hit with it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 11:40 AM

Very nice.The little lady looks to be very satisfied with your work ! Keep well to all of you. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 01:01 PM

Looks like she APPROVES! I’d say you have a winner on your hands!

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#5 posted 11-13-2014 03:01 PM

Great design. Eveyones look impressed ! This design will go a long way. Thanks.



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#6 posted 11-13-2014 06:14 PM

LOL – Kind of a neat idea -looks very similar to a Angle Plate that is used in the tool and die Industry – Is it stable enough for a small child to stand on ?

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#7 posted 11-13-2014 06:31 PM

Thumbs up for it!

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#8 posted 11-13-2014 10:24 PM

Thanks for all comments.

I made the stool in focus of my daugther.She is 5yo and can use it without troubles about fall down.

The secret of stool is the imaginary triangle on base.Use it in proportion to height.Has to be proportional.

Here the sizes I used

The imaginary triangle.Blue lines are more stable than green lines.The base will be bigger on blue lines.

If you still not confident for younger than 4yo you can add a bar at corner without change the design a lot.

I’ll always prefer to improve the imaginary triangle than put the bar but can be an option.

You cut off the blue square and add the bar.Will work in both Heights.

You cut off the blue part and glue an “extra leg”

Thanks for attention

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