"Peanut's" step stool

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Project by Matty posted 07-02-2016 04:41 PM 1011 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this little step stool for my granddaughter who is a preemie. Born 12 weeks premature weighing 1 lb. 10 oz., she quickly was nicknamed “Peanut” by my wife. She is 8 months old now and doing great! Stool is made of reclaimed VG fir except small piece of poplar which was an afterthought as I decided to make a special compartment under the lid and needed a piece of wood to mount hinges to. The pic that says made by Nana and Papa is actually the bottom of special compartment. The pyrography and painting were done by my wife. Hand and foot prints are actual size taken the day after she was born. Stool is finished with Zinsers shellac. This project holds a very special place in my heart!

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#1 posted 07-02-2016 05:57 PM

Very nice stool. I also have a grand daughter I call Peanut, but she is 17 now so I don’t all here that when her friends are around!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 07:19 PM

Congrats to the both of you on the build and the artwork (grand parenthood too). The Great Karnak see a long future of builds for “Peanut”

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 07-03-2016 01:04 AM

Great looking stool, with a great story! I’m sure “Peanut” will enjoy her new stool when she’s old enough!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 08:24 PM

Great looking stool for the little one . My Granddaughter was also a preemie at 7 weeks early but now at six years old you would never know it and she is still growing.

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