Curly Birch Step Stool

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Project by ajbergren posted 1300 days ago 2519 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a step stool in Curly Yellow Birch. This board had spectacular figure, and I thought this project would be great at displaying it.

As with all my work, no sandpaper was harmed in the making of this project! :)

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#1 posted 1300 days ago

Good stool. Nice tight dovetails. Lovely wood. Thanks for posting and welcome to LS’s.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Matt Stauffer

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#2 posted 1300 days ago

I never thought a step stool could look so good. Great looking wood and nice tight dovetails.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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#3 posted 1300 days ago

Impressive bench. Since no sandpaper was harmed, I’m assuming you used scrapers the whole way? I just bought a set and haven’t tried them out yet… maybe I’ll have to fire em up.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 1300 days ago

Beautiful….Nice work

-- Childress Woodworks

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Thanks everyone!

I do use scrapers a bit, but mostly surface with handplanes. Only on occasion do I find the need for a scraper, and yellow birch (even figured) yielded very nicely to the plane.

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#6 posted 1300 days ago

Who could bear to step on that?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 1300 days ago

Lovely work.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#8 posted 1300 days ago

Well done – you must be a man with PLENTY of nice wood :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 1300 days ago

One of my all time favorite woods ….don’t you just love the fragrance of Birch !!!?
Great stool , but I couldn’t step on it !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 1300 days ago

amazing…..just amazing


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#11 posted 1033 days ago

You certainly did justice to the beautiful wood.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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