Step Stool for PreSchool

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Project by FJPetruso posted 02-26-2015 04:05 AM 1400 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This project is for little preschoolers to use in their classrooms. The little people couldn’t reach the new touch screen boards that replaced the old style magnetic dry erase boards. My Preschool Teacher Daughter brought me some old 3/4” Baltic birch boxes that she wanted screwed together to make stools for her students. I quickly realized that just gluing & screwing them together would not only not look good, but it would be twice as heavy as a freshly made one of the same size made of pine. Since the stacked plywood boxes were the dimensions that were needed for her students, I based my design on the stack of boxes. Two sizes were eventually made with a couple being 22” long & three being 44” long. The steps were only a 5-1/2”rise with a 5-1/2” deep step. The top step/platform is 11” deep giving the students ample room to stand comfortably while using the touch screen. It was all glued & screwed together & then sanded to smooth all edges. When I delivered them the kids took to them like ducks to water.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 05:51 AM

You did good. I’m sure the teacher and kids appreciate you.
Now that red one us something to behold.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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