Kids Puzzle Stool

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Project by JohnMcClure posted 11-05-2016 01:37 PM 1088 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Similar to my previous stool (, but for this one, the letters can be taken out and put back in.

First I V-carved the outline of the letters on my CNC router in 1/2” baltic birch, then used the scroll saw to cut them out. I made the base the same way as the previous project, using a slab of 3/4” poplar with 1.25” oak dowel legs secured with wedges. The legs camber out about 12 degrees. The birch that goes around the letters is glued on to the poplar.

All sides were sanded flush and sharp edges eased. Painted the letters, finished all other surfaces with walnut oil and a sprayed a light coat of polyurethane over everything.

Thanks for looking!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#1 posted 11-05-2016 10:38 PM

It’s a good idea to bring the puzzle in the step stool!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#2 posted 11-06-2016 04:03 PM

Nice combination of furniture and a game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 10:50 AM

That is a great gift idea for a toddler. I like the use of the CNC for the letters.

It would have waste more wood, but you could have CNC’d the letters from a separate piece individually and saved the scroll saw work.

-- Norman, Canada, It is, what it is....

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