Child's Step Stool

  • Advertise with us
Project by nralien posted 08-08-2016 08:28 PM 783 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a step stool for my friend and his granddaughter. The wood was from a barn he tore down on his property. My best guess is Bass wood. It’s got to be something native to Wisconsin from about a hundred years ago. It was hard. I don’t know if part of the hardness was due to the aging. The step stool is about 11 inches wide with the first step just under 5 inches and the top of the second 10 inches. 12 inches from front to back. Lots of character to the wood from insect tracks. Should get her up to the counter level as she’s just about 2 years old.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

2 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


30470 posts in 2796 days

#1 posted 08-08-2016 09:47 PM

This is a nice practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Richard W. Hyman Jr's profile

Richard W. Hyman Jr

736 posts in 1602 days

#2 posted 08-08-2016 11:00 PM

Wow! I didn’t notice the joinery in the first pic. You definitely put heart into that step stool. :) Very neat stool and gotta love that it has some history because of where it came from. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics