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Project by toolfooldan posted 12-17-2014 04:05 PM 2371 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas present for my vertically challenged spouse. Basic desgin from Internet plans. Plans called for assembly to be with screws. Nah! Through tenons and rabbit joints instead. Changed other basic dimensions too. Beech and mahogany. All joinery done with hand tools.

Been member of Lumberjocks for some time but up until now have spent little time here. Hope to change that going forward.





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hotncold

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 05:37 PM

This is a beautiful version of the Library Chair. One of the best I’ve seen.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 09:07 PM

nice looking

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 10:19 PM

It’s very well built chair step.
Nice fit and finish.

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pretzer

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#4 posted 12-17-2014 11:15 PM

WHERE DID YOU GET THE PLANS? REALLY NICE CRAFTSMANSHIP

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 01:44 AM

What a great looking Library Ladder Chair. That is some nice work you have done! The light and dark woods together look really sharp! And the joinery is top notch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 05:03 AM

Very practical and nicely made.

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 11:44 AM

Very cool project. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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toolfooldan

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 12:35 PM



This is a beautiful version of the Library Chair. One of the best I ve seen.

- hotncold

Thank you for the kind comments. And I now know what this piece is called!

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toolfooldan

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 12:43 PM



WHERE DID YOU GET THE PLANS? REALLY NICE CRAFTSMANSHIP

- pretzer

www.woodworkersjournal.com

They call it a “convertible step stool and chair”. The plans are free.

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Don Johnson

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#10 posted 12-18-2014 01:29 PM

Much nicer than mine – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47287

(Except for the hinge – LOL )

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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dougmk

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#11 posted 12-18-2014 02:14 PM

Great craftsmanship, love the contrasting wood color and joinery. I will have to make one when I get my tall kitchen wall cabinets built.

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toolfooldan

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#12 posted 12-18-2014 03:39 PM



Much nicer than mine – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/47287

(Except for the hinge – LOL )

- Don Johnson

Don – I do like your hinges. I should have been a bit more creative on that aspect of the project. However I do recall thinking about it briefly but concluded that most people have enough fat on their backside that they won’t notice the piano hinge. :))

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#13 posted 12-18-2014 04:22 PM

this is much nicer than mine http://lumberjocks.com/projects/81716,its the best one ive seen ,great build ,i dont have a big butt just a built in cushion ,look foward to your up and coming builds

@Don yours was what inspired me to build the one i did and yours was also very well made and ,i have tried to make this taller to be used at a breakfast bar but haven’t figured out the dimensions yet

some more plans
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/pdf/stepstool-1107.pdf

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Rob

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#14 posted 12-18-2014 11:56 PM

Looks great; nice work! I like the curves, joinery, and contrasting colors.

The first time I saw one was several months ago when another member of my woodworking club brought one to a meeting for show & tell. I’ve also seen the chair called a Benjamin Franklin chair or Benjamin Franklin library [ladder] chair.

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#15 posted 12-19-2014 02:03 PM

nice step stool – strong color scheme

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