Step Stool with Sugi-Yaki Finish

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Project by Bonjin1977 posted 05-29-2009 04:31 AM 1741 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

when I was a little boy, my dad and I made a step stool together. I tried to reproduce what my father taught me. I kind of remembered here and there…and I searched web to see some designs. After the sugi-yaki treatment, a real test need to pass. I am about 220lb was little afraid to stand on it. But the stool is standing nice and strong!

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 04:36 AM

Looks really strong, great job.
It reminds me my grandfather’s old house in Kyoto. I am not sure if there was something like this indeed, but it just looks familiar to me.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 06:20 AM

I like that look. Great job. Keep up the good work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 06:46 AM

Unique stool

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 01:29 PM

how did you fasten the stretcher and legs to the top,,, looks good

-- I know all about hard work. It's that R & R I need to learn

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 01:43 AM

Good looking litle stool, And durable! It stood the stand test!

I’m like rust, How did you attach the top?

Great job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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