Step Stool

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Project by Brian024 posted 08-16-2010 01:47 AM 1804 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Step stool I just finished, made from douglas fir. Measures, 16” wide by 18” deep and 12” high. Finished with Minwax Poly Satin.

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 02:21 AM

Looks great Brian, should last a lifetime!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 02:43 AM

Nicely Done. Planning to make a few just like this for some birthday gifts.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 03:02 AM

Hi Brian,

Be very careful how you stand on that bench. When you stand on the top step right near the outer edge it could have a tendency to tip over. The top step edge should be a at least a couple of inches back for the bottom edge of your supports.
You could add some triangular piece on the front of the supports to extend the bottom point out so it is not in line with the top step.
Hope you don’t mind the critique.

As always, “experience is what you get when you don’t know what you are doing”.
Without prejudice.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 03:10 AM

I had to build a stool just like this for my bed when my wife was pregnant. some of my favorite projects are the simple ones. looks great.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 03:23 AM

I have built a few step stools and enjoyed making them. Looks good!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 04:18 AM

Now that is one fine looking step stool you have there Brian. Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 07:17 AM

Looks great Brian.
Every time you use that, you’ll feel proud that you made it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 05:38 PM

Looks good and like the plugs. The attention to detail make it nice and shows you care.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 06:50 PM

Thanks for comments guys. This is going in a pre-school so the kids can get to the sink, she was using a really flimsy plastic on, it will sit against the vanity. No problem with the critique jb, its how I learn.

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 02:47 PM

Nice step stool. I can see that will be used a lot! Thanks for sharing..

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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