|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 04-25-2011 10:16 PM||2598 views||23 times favorited||9 comments|
Hey all. Here is another little project that I completed recently. A woman I work with asked for a couple of step stools for her girls. They come in handy for brushing teeth, washing hands, helping mom in the kitchen ect. I wanted to make them unique and interesting, yet at the same time sturdy and safe. These are plenty string and sturdy, and all edges are rounded over to prevent scraping a shin in case of a slip. The top step is curved inward at the front to allow a bit more room for little legs, and also kids like to use these to sit on, so there is room for them to sit on the lower step with the upper step conforming around their back a bit.
Made of purpleheart and maple, I inlayed a 1/8” thick heart (solid purpleheart wood) into the sides of each stool. I also inlayed the girls’ names in the tops. The sides are two 6” boards glued up. The steps are solid single boards all cut from one large board I had picked up. The top step is joined with miller dowels, 3 per side, and the lower step is also doweled into the sides with hidden dowels (3 per side). They were finished with 4 coats of gloss WOP. Dimensions are approximately 12” deep, 17” wide, and 14.5” tall. I’m quite happy with them and so was my co-worker when I delivered them to her yesterday.
Thanks for looking and commenting.
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