My sister in law wanted a step stool for her kids. I made this but am not too happy with it. I used B.E. Maple plywood for the sides. I should have used some boards. I didn’t want to use iron on edge banding to cover up the plywood so I ripped some oak ond glued it on. The oak split in some areas but it’s not too bad. The side plugs are cherry and used pine plugs for the steps. It actually looked better after I applied some poly. I showed her a pic of it and she loved it so that’s all that matters.