|Project by ytsejamr||posted 07-13-2009 02:49 PM||3505 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
So I finally made a project from a plan. I saw this folding step stool in the June issue of Woodsmith. I’ve been wanting to make one for my wife, but never found a nice compact design. So my wife said I should make one for her mother (since she’s short too) and one for her.
This is the one for my mother-in-law. She looooooves butterflies. You should see her place . . . they’re everywhere. So I did an inlay out of some walnut and pen blank material. I saw a similar inlayed butterfly here on Lumberjocks. The antenna is epoxy tinted black. I happen to work for a company whose name begins and ends with the letter “X”. So I have access to as much tinting material as I want. I’m excited it worked, so I’ll be doing future inlays with various colors.
I tried Behlens Rock Hard Table top finish for the first time. I put too much on the first few coats and ran into some “running” issues. But it turned out ok.