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Project by Steve posted 11-06-2010 08:46 PM 1254 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife who is vertically challenged. It’s made with birch ply and painted to match our kitchen. I decided not to cut out the feet because I wanted it as strong and stable as possible. I was jumping up and down on it to test it and it never gave under my 230 pounds. It should be more than strong enough for the wife. Dimensions of the top are 12×20” and it’s 8 3/4” high. I may add a brass handle on one end for carrying it around. That will be up to the wife.





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steve71

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 09:02 PM

nice simple design, i like it.

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Paul

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 09:48 PM

Steve,
what joinery did you use for the sides to the cross members?
Did you spray it or brush it? the rough sides of the ply have disappeared and that’s why I’m asking about the paint.
I like it also.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 10:36 PM

That reveal on the side really sets it off from the typical “Oh Hum” step stool. Nice work!1 I especially like the little red feet :-)) :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 11:55 PM

Steve,

You did a great job on the finish! How DID you get the grain of the plywood to “vanish”????

I’m betting you used something like water putty as a filler first…......

Inquiring minds wanna know! :-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 12:38 AM

Steve, Nicely done, should come in quite handy. I would be interseted to know as well about the finish.

CtL

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

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Steve

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 01:49 AM

Actually since I wasn’t worried about it looking like furniture, I went with what I had on hand. Applied one coat of exterior primer and then hit it with a coat of left over interior latex from the kitchen. Did it all with a brush in no time at all.

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 01:58 AM

The Lady will love it…good job.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 01:59 AM

You have made a very nice stool for your wife.

-- 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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