Oak Library Stool

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-25-2009 06:44 PM 3074 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When traveling I like to get ideas from the Sky Mall magazine in the airliners.
This one is from there and is called a library stool and I have made 3 of them. We have ours in the kitchen and we use it quite a bit. It is really quite stable even when standing on the top.
I made it from scrap oak from Hamilton Lumber’s firewood box. They cut off the ends of bunks as they load them onto semi’s and give the scrap away.

Anyway, this project is put together almost entirely with 5/16” dowels. I have a doweling fixture I made and it has a gage that goes to 36” so I can register the dowel pattern anywhere along that length. The only screws hold on the steps and the steps pivot on 1/4” machine screws.

it is stained with Zar #120 Teak Natural stain and finished with polyurethane.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 07:50 PM

Nice step stool. With my wife being 4’ 11” I need to make her one for the kitchen.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 07:53 PM

Nice step stool.

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 08:24 PM

Great project! Been wanting something like that. Looks like a good design. Well done on yours, keeping the cost down and the quality up.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 11:50 PM

Cool step stool.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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