Several Step Stools

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Project by Bob Kollman posted 07-07-2010 03:00 PM 1633 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make lots of step stools, I thought I’d give you a view of one in each diffrent type of wood that I made them from. Cherry-oak-walnut-cherry, and pine.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 03:03 PM

Sorry about the first blurry picture!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 03:05 PM

These are really beautiful! I had purchased a small step stool from a charitable organization in the are that was raising money for slightly disabled adults. The stools they made were quite unstable and a couple of times it almost tipped when I on it. I felt bad but I wound up throwing it out. :(

Yours not only look beautiful, but sturdy and stable too. What a great job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 03:15 PM

These are nice. I might have to use your design. I could use one of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Janice

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 03:33 PM

Hey, Nice Job there, Mr. K!! You’ve been busy!!
Those look Great, my Friend… You must have a lot of too-high cabinets though… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 04:25 PM

Great work there Bob.
Those are very nicely done & look beautiful.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 04:54 PM

I like the visible, purposeful construction here… they look very solid!

Not only to they look like they’d hold-up under normal use, but they’re attractive to boot.

Have you made any with multiple wood species? For instance, I’m wondering if you did the sides out of one wood, the treads out of another, and the stringers out of a third?

Maybe walnut for the treads, maple for the frame, and zebrawood for the stringers?

Or even if you just used an accent wood for the stringers to lend a bit of contrast.

See, now you’ve got me to thinking. I don’t even need a step stool or have any requests for step stools, but now I want to build one! Add another project to my (already) long list of things I’d like to make! ;-)

Nice stools Bob.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 06:28 PM

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 07:56 PM


No, these are my rendition of norms step stools, they are diffrent but they look similar to actual shaker

step stools that I have seen. If you go to new yankee work shop web site it will have his build video up

until thursday….one day left. I have thought about using diffrent woods and also dove tails on the steps.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 10:14 PM

Very NICE stools!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 10:51 PM

I see you’ve stepped it up a bit. Good job. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 03:29 AM

Style with a clean design and functionality, that make them a home run!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 02:57 PM

One of the projects on my list…thanks for sharing.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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