|Project by ToGoMan||posted 02-13-2010 07:07 AM||1702 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
There’re lots of great plans for stepstools for children. I see lots of nice ones here on LJ’s.
BUT, I never could figure out why they never have handrails. Children who are just learning to walk have problems getting up on stepstools without something to hold onto.
When my son was about 9 months old, I designed and built this simple one using Doug Fir and put a handrail on it, making it easier for him to get up to the sink. It’s all dimension lumber – no rips at all. Hopefully you can get a general idea of the dimensions from the 1×6, 2×2, 1×2, 1×4, 1×8 lumber
It also makes a handy place to place my 195 pound frame when he wants me to stay close while he’s in the bath or busy on the potty.
I also made a similar one for my cousin’s daughter, which is shown here.
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