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Ash Step Stool

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Project by Woodtodust posted 05-17-2018 12:44 PM 2063 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by greg48 (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/244618) I made a step stool to replace an ugly, paint splattered aluminum ladder that often found its way to our kitchen.

It’s made of Ash and finished with semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal. The joinery is mortise and tenon and through tenons. I used translucent adhesive stair treads that I purchased on Amazon on the two steps. BTW. I highly recommend these non-slip treads. It’s very sturdy and my wife is very happy with it.

A fun to make, useful project. Thanks Greg.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."





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Diego Cassels

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 01:11 PM

Excelent JOB!!!
Nice detail that of the translucent adhesive stair treads. DidnĀ“t know about this! Great job!

-- Diego Cassels

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Woodtodust

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#2 posted 05-17-2018 01:26 PM

Thank you Diego.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#3 posted 05-17-2018 06:02 PM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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Woodtodust

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#4 posted 05-17-2018 06:26 PM

Thank you Rick.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#5 posted 05-17-2018 07:13 PM

This is a very nice and practical ladder and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 05-17-2018 07:17 PM

Very NICE – pretty sure she’ll erase a few things on the honey-do list because of that

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 05-18-2018 12:09 AM

Looks great!

I am sure that it will get used for decades too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Woodtodust

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#8 posted 05-18-2018 01:51 AM

Charles, Thank you.
Dick, the honey-do list never seems to get smaller but this was a fun one to do. Better a day in the workshop than out in the yard weeding.
Railbuck, Thank you. Ash is a great wood. I agree it should hold up for a good while.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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Mrowell

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#9 posted 05-18-2018 02:07 AM

Awesome step stool!! Do you have plans you would mind sharing? This would be perfect for my daughter

-- Matt R

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Woodtodust

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#10 posted 05-18-2018 02:28 AM

Hi Matt,
These are the plans I used.

http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/2011/08/folding-step-stool-free-plan.html

I hope your daughter enjoys it.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#11 posted 05-18-2018 02:05 PM

Nice step stool, thanks for the pictures and plan link

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 05-19-2018 01:46 AM

Awesome thank you!!

-- Matt R

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greg48

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#13 posted 05-19-2018 02:25 PM

Bill, you give me way to much credit. I hope your build was as fun as it was for me. I tweaked the design a bit to raise the top tread to a comfortable seating height while at the stove which puts the third stair riser out of comfortable step height,but perhaps that was a good thing, it keeps my wife off the top rung.
Congratulation on a fine build and yes it does look better than an old stained metal step stool.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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WoodEater1020

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#14 posted 05-20-2018 07:29 AM

Very nice

-- Please see more on my YouTube channel: the Wood Eater https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUb9z8gTbymTJwfmgVX2Dw

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 05-26-2018 01:47 AM

Bill , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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