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Folding Step Stool

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Project by Geedubs posted 09-03-2009 03:44 AM 12943 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first joined Lumberjocks, I asked if anyone knew of a plan for a folding step stool. Bhack responded and pointed me to a plan in Woodsmith (No. 183). Thanks bhack! The plan calls for solid oak as the construction material. I was not interested in creating a show-piece since the plan was to use it for my shop…and, I wanted to minimize cost and use available materials. So I made it out of birch plywood and alder. It is finished with golden oak stain and polyurethane. The stool is very functional but definitely would be a little stronger with a hardwood like oak.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.





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#1 posted 09-03-2009 05:41 AM

I love it! I like that it has a thin profile. I like that it looks like a fine piece of furniture. Nice job on the finish.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 10:19 AM

Nice job, I bought that issue and have been planning on making a couple for both my daughters new homes.
Were the plans accurate?

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#3 posted 09-03-2009 03:45 PM

Yes woodspyder. I found the plans to be excellent.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#4 posted 09-03-2009 04:04 PM

neat design

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#5 posted 09-04-2009 01:35 AM

Very cool stool. Nice job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 09-04-2009 07:55 AM

Cool, i need one of these for my truck. Have more photos?

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#7 posted 09-04-2009 05:04 PM

Omegacool, I don’t have any other pictures at the moment but would be glad to email you the plans if you want to ‘message’ me with your email address.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 05:42 AM

Tank you i send PM

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#9 posted 11-12-2009 07:59 PM

I like the step stool. Can you please send me the plans at buckturner@hotmail.com. I tried to send an e-mail to you, but I need to enter 5 posts which may take me a while. Thank you!

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 03:17 AM

Nice. I especially like the slim design.

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#11 posted 12-16-2010 02:29 AM

Really cool,
Do you have the plan?
Best thoughts,
mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Geedubs

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#12 posted 12-16-2010 03:03 AM

Yes Mads I do. I have them in a PDF document. I could email or message them to you if you wish.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#13 posted 03-18-2013 12:58 PM

I love this step stool. Would love to make one

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#14 posted 05-16-2016 01:36 AM

Oooooh I just love this! Would anyone be able to share the directions with me? My email address is MCFSRN@yahoo.com. ..,thank you!

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#15 posted 11-21-2018 10:35 AM

I would really like a copy of the plan. I tried to buy just the issue of Woodsmith 183 but apparently you need to buy access to all issues for $79. I can’t justify that. Can anyone who has these plans email them to me? I would really appreciate it.
My email is DaveRN444@aol.com.

Thanks!

-- "I've cut it twice and it's still too short..."

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