Child's Stool with Name Letter Puzzle

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Project by DaleMaley posted 01-30-2015 11:46 AM 1339 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We found out over Christmas of 2014 that our 1st grandchild is expected in July of 2015. My daughter-in-law requested I design and build a child’s stool similar to the one she received when she was a child.

I designed the new stool in Google Sketchup using a “plump” font for the letters. I printed out the top of the stool with the letters and white Elmer glued it to the top. This was my pattern for scroll sawing out the letters.

I used maple for the top of the stool. It is made up of 2 layers of 3/4” thick maple. You scroll saw the letters out of the top 3/4” piece, then glue the 2 top pieces together.

I used 3 rounds of 220 grit and polyurethane on the top and legs. I used Hobby Lobby non-toxic acrylic paint for the letters.

If you are interested in seeing my trials & tribulations in building this project, see my web site.

Hopefully my new grandson will get many hours of fun playing with the name puzzle on top of the stool.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 01-30-2015 12:06 PM

Very nice project, kids will love it. I like all those colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-30-2015 01:02 PM

Great idea, looks good too.

-- Chris K

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