|Project by Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)||posted 04-27-2009 03:28 PM||1565 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A quick step stool for my Nephew’s birthday. Just high enough for him to see himself in the mirror when he is brushing his teeth.
Base is made from poplar. Top is made from laminated maple faced with an unknown veneer. All of the materials in this project were from scrap bins or were going to be put in the trash (including the veneer). Top and base are finished in multiple coats of wipe-on satin poly. Top is held on with 4 small brass L-brackets.
It is truely amazing what companies consider scrap. I got 60 sheets of this veneer that were 7 ft long. It was cracked in a couple of locations, and the company did not want to spend the time to fix the sheets as they used them. So now, I bring them donuts every so often and they let me sort thru everything before it gets trashed! Veneer, pallets made of exotic woods, etc….