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Rustic, log, live edge mortise and tenon step stool

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Project by rivergirl posted 1407 days ago 3525 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I made three small step stools. They are made just like my big benches only these guys are teeny weeny. All mortise and tenon- leg tenons go through the top. This morning a woman who lives in Hawaii emailed me about the possibility of my making my standard stuff smaller- much smaller. :) She is originally from Pennsylvania wanted a stool that looked just like the big bench that she REALLY liked. :) (The shipping for the bench was 250.00 to Hawaii so that was out.) So she suggested a tiny step stool. Well, since I was making one, I went ahead and made three. Cute little buggers I think. LOL I also made a shelf that I will post tomorrow- (wet finish) This step stool is a mere 14 inches long and 8 inches high and approximately 10 inches wide. Live edge, bark removed but tannin stains preserved on live edge. Finish is tung oil 3+ coats.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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Jordan

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#1 posted 1407 days ago

Cute little buggers is right! I could think of 1000 things to do with those.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 1407 days ago

rivergirl, I like that little stool. We had a small stool like that for our son when he was little and it was just about that size. It was not a rustic one with live edge but sort of a little nursery rhyme stool with a nursery rhyme stamped into the top. However, it was built exactly like the one that you built there except it didn’t have the runners on the bottom. Even though it didn’t have those runners it still held up to all of the abuse that he must have put it through and we still have it. Those heavy ones that you build could probably be used in a circus with an elephant standing on it. They look very strong yet well proportioned. You seem to be getting all of your boring angles just right and everything lined up and are putting a nice finish on all that you build. I think that your woodworking is coming along wonderfully and I am proud of you. Now if I can get my dovetailing to start heading in the direction that I want it to we will both be moving in the same direction. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 1407 days ago

You are so sweet helluvawreck. :) I could never ever dovetail. Never ever. So you keep at it.. I admire your pluck. I don’t know about an elephant on the benches – but I do know that my fat * sits on them and they don’t even budge. LOL Thanks for all the encouragement. :) Jordan 1000 things to do with the little stool? (FIREWOOD/kindling DOES NOT COUNT YOU WISEGUYS OUT THERE..)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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wseand

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#4 posted 1407 days ago

Well maybe you could deliver it in person and call it business expense. LOL. Very cute little guys.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1407 days ago

Hmmmm there’s a thought.. speedy delivery.. speedy delivery….

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Div

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#6 posted 1407 days ago

That is a sweety pie! The Hawaii story sounds promising. I am holding thumbs…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 1407 days ago

Rusticity at its best. They sure look rock-solid! :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 1407 days ago

You’ve got great benches and stools… Where’s the kitchen table? I don’t know which is better, the project or your pictures.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 1407 days ago

Oh so nice! Very cool!
I like these alot!
While your in Hawaii…. can you pick me up some small pieces of Golden Koa? LOL :)
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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learnin2do

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#10 posted 1407 days ago

go to sleep sometime, will ya!

-- christine

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 1407 days ago

Very nice Cute Little Buggers indeed!! I like’em!! Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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canadianchips

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#12 posted 1407 days ago

Very good. Got the “Splay legs”.....................(wink.wink)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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NormG

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#13 posted 1407 days ago

You just do some wonderful projects and work

-- Norman

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rando1

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#14 posted 1407 days ago

I love this! Awwsome…..perhaps one for the Charleston area is in order….we will be in touch

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 1405 days ago

Not as beautiful as they are sturdy and functional. Just my style. Good ideas. Girl, you are kicking it…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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