Sliding step stool

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Project by jaspr posted 2520 days ago 2835 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Woodsmith Magazine plan. I made it out of Victorian Ash. It has through tenons and some nice curves. I finished it with danish oil. You can see where it has taken up more oil on the end grain which has highlighted the tenons. I think it adds some appeal to the project, but it wasn’t intentional.

-- Claire

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#1 posted 2520 days ago

I agree, the darker tenons definitely add to the piece. Very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2520 days ago

Great Job. The finish work, design, and construction should make this last for a long time. BTW which issue was the plan in?

-- Dave Idaho

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#3 posted 2520 days ago

Great looking stool. I too like the way the tenons turned darker…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 2519 days ago

Fanastic Job… Thanks for sharing

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 2519 days ago

I really like that .
I am going to do one too!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 2519 days ago

I’ve been looking at the stools that have the bottom step flip up. Every time I looked at it I would think there’s got to be an easier way. This is what I think I’m looking for. Thanks for showing this.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#7 posted 2519 days ago

Thanks for all the comments.

Proclamator – it was issue no. 14 of Australian Woodsmith – but I think the projects pretty well line up with the US version.

roundabout22 – It’s got a neat way of securing the bottom step so it slides out, but only so far. Slidesd back in very neatly.

-- Claire

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#8 posted 2517 days ago

Very nice

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 2517 days ago

Neat design and well done.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 2516 days ago

Oh now that’s cool. With small kiddies still roaming my house, this is an excellent idea. I really like the contrast of the tenons. Great job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 2515 days ago

Functional and useful! Excellent! Echo the finish comments – dark tenons are great against the light finish.

-- -- Skee from MN

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#12 posted 2515 days ago

A great looking project. The tenons do make it standout.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#13 posted 2380 days ago

I really like this! This is something I will be making for my grandaughters.You did a wonderful job on this piece Claire.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 2374 days ago

This is really nice. If I build a stool I will come back to this. Great execution. Favorited!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 2068 days ago

Nice job, like the curves. Thanks for sharing!

-- Fred, Georgia

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