Dovetailed Step Stool

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Project by Jon posted 05-14-2015 10:10 AM 1146 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a shaker inspired step stool built completely with hand tools. It’s made from pine and finished with clear shellac. A fun and quick project. Thanks for looking!

You can watch how I made it here: <—>s 3 parts, this is the first.

Follow along:


-- Cheers!

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 03:18 PM

Looks good. A nice looking and functional project for sure.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 11:58 AM

Very nice work

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 12:18 PM

It turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 02:12 AM

Nice stool. I’ve been planning something very similar to this to help my elderly cat get up on the bed. I’m planning to build drawers into the back side to store his stuff in. Thanks for posting this!

-- I have no idea what I'm doing.

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 12:08 AM

Thanks for the kind comments! Alan, what a great idea to incorporate storage! I’m going to keep an eye out for what you come up with!


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#6 posted 07-13-2015 11:26 PM

This is great. Thank you for the video’s, I will use them to try this myself. Thanks again.

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