step stool with no hardware

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Project by Benjammin611 posted 02-22-2016 04:16 AM 563 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the kiddo grows, she grew out of her last stepping stool which I made about four years ago when she was 3…

Back then I had no tools other than a circular saw, screwdriver and some spray paint LOL!

For the new one, I went with White Oak and sanded to 220 with a clear water based poly coat. The angles for the legs was 10° so having only Titebond II is plenty sufficient to avoid using any hardware. After the glue up was finished, I decided to test it’s strength just in case and had jumped on it with all of my weight. I weigh about 160 and it held just fine, so no worries with my 45lb daughter!

What do you guys think?

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#1 posted 02-22-2016 04:54 AM

Looks awesome and looks like she will uee it for a long time

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#2 posted 02-22-2016 06:18 PM

What do I think?

This project resonates with me in several ways. I love white oak and designing to build without hardware. I’ve built several foot stools that get much use.

None of mine look that good.

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