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Project by BusterB posted 02-05-2016 04:11 PM 1836 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My furry friends are starting to get a little age on them. They pretty much think the couch belongs to them but as time passes they are having more issues getting up there. I have been thinking about what I could do to help them out and some steps seemed like the logical solution. One of the members of a makers group I belong to issued a upcycle/Recycle challenge last week so I knew the time was at hand. Had some oak left out of another recycling project I did last year so decided to use that. 16” tall by 18” wide. Finished with Danish Oil and will receive a coat of polyurethane when that cures. Little rubber pads will help to keep it from sliding on the wood floor. The “bone” accents were cut out of some scrap and applied to add a little contrast to the oak.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#1 posted 02-05-2016 04:17 PM

That is really awesome and I can only imagine the animals are just happy as can be. Great work sir, great work.

-- "The Cedar King"

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 02-05-2016 05:14 PM

That is very thoughtful. Love the bone accent. I’m sure it will get lots of use. I was surprised at how much the dogs used the one I made them. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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majuvla

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#3 posted 02-05-2016 05:16 PM

Nice step stool – the bone is very fine addition to the project. Beautiful stuff came out from ’’Man cave’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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farmerdude

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#4 posted 02-05-2016 06:41 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! Those critters will like this for sure. Put me down as another one in favor of the bone, even though the oak looks fine by itself. Great job as usual buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 02-05-2016 07:39 PM

Buster, you are one thoughtful pet daddy. Nice job buddy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 02-05-2016 08:01 PM

Well done

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 02-06-2016 12:41 AM

Todd- Thank you Cedar King!!! We shall see soon….lol

Hoss- Thank you buddy. Too bad I didn’t get to study the one you built before I built mine. More than likely it was a better design!!!

Ivan- thank you sir!!! Occasionally we find a useful project in the “Cave”... Lol

Jeff- Thank you my friend!!! Y’all started to thaw out yet???

L2L- thank you Lee!!! Somebody gotta keep those poor critters up in the lifestyle they are accustomed to….ROFL

Monte- Thank you sir!!! Some awesome stuff coming out of your shop lately I notice!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 02-06-2016 02:12 AM

That is a fine doggy stepper Buster. Your next project will be a conveyor type, escalator for them when they can’t do the stairs any more.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BusterB

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#9 posted 02-06-2016 02:29 AM

Dave- thank you sir!!! I love that idea buddy….tell ya what, you build and send me the first one… I will copy it (or not) and maybe send it back to you…lol. Hope all is well in Illinois sir!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CFrye

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#10 posted 02-06-2016 05:16 AM

Buster, very nice set of pet steps. The bone makes it theirs. I vividly remember scoffing at these (and the people that would buy them) years ago. Then our dog got on in age. I wasn’t laughing any more. You are a good fur daddy. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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BusterB

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#11 posted 02-06-2016 07:44 AM

Candy- thanks buddy-ett. They are are hairy kids now…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 02-06-2016 03:48 PM

Nice work. You gotta love the pets.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 02-11-2016 12:40 AM

Great set of steps.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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