Auroras Second Step Stool

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Project by robscastle posted 08-19-2015 08:58 AM 840 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In July 2013 I made a step stool to allow Aurora to reach the clothes line under our veradah in comfort.

Well now after the Smiths Chrisps crate arrived she imediately placed an order for a second one.

I asked about the dimensions required and received the reply,
“Exactly the same as the first one please”.

Well that was going to be easy to replicate so I set to work


Pallet pine material,jointed and thicknessed.
Legs and frame cut to an angle of 5 deg
Biscuit jointed top (eight No 20 biscuits)
Titebond III glue (biscuits need this this of glue) and screws (The final screw count was a bit of a surprise sixty six 66 screws)
Rounded over the edges with the router and sanded to 80 Grit.
Sanded it to 320 grit and applied sanding sealer and then resanded to 320 grit for a preliminary finish.

Photographic Support

Picture 1 The Second Stool finished top view
Picture 2 and 3 General view of the same underneath
Picture 4 The stock of material Used in the construction
Picture 5 The Original Stool Side view for comparasion
Picture 6 The Original Stool underneath again ( Note I used polyurethane glue first up here and had some separation in the top some two years later!

I am getting better production wise!

Presented it !!

It was well received !!

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 09:09 AM


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#2 posted 08-19-2015 11:14 AM

Good one Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 12:27 PM

Well done, it even looks the same.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 01:01 PM

With all those screws, I dont think it will ever come apart! Neat little stool.

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 03:23 PM

great job with pine pallet’s easy anit it.

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 06:14 PM

nice job Robert

-- bambi

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 06:57 PM

Very nice Start!

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 09:21 PM


Thanks everybody, !! Aurora was even more impressed with all the nice comments!

-- Regards Robert

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