|Project by Don||posted 01-03-2007 10:15 AM||1794 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
My dear wife, Barbara, and I are vertically challenged (I’m 5’10” and she is 5’ 4”). I guess that doesn’t make us the shortest people in the world, but there are many times that both of us wish we were taller. So when I saw this Folding Step Stool, I recognized its potential for us. It’s probably one of the most practical pieces that I’ve made. I like it so much that my woodworking club adopted this as a group project. This sits in our kitchen to make accessing the upper cupboards much easier. And because the steps fold out of the ay, the footprint remains small. It is also a good stool.
I constructed mine from “Tasmanian Oak”, which is really not Oak but a marketing name given to about five Eucalypts located in the states of Victoria and Tasmania in Australia. I used a dark Walnut stain and finished off with three coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly, and buffed with wax for a mat gloss.”
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