Hoosier Step Stools

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Project by Bernie posted 06-17-2011 04:41 AM 5256 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi – This project was found in a book based a a popular 1920-ish Hoosier kitchen cabinet accessory. The Hoosier kitchen cabinet Co of Ohio made thousands of these back in the days of old. The beauty of this design is that you have 2 pieces of furniture in one. It’s a good solid and sturdy step stool or a small table. My grand kids love theirs, and I have donated one to our church Christmas bazaar which folks loved. These two were made of ash except for the tables edges, made from cherry. Steps are mortise joints along with the frame.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 06:58 AM

Nice work, it is amazing how things still come back into use and/or style

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 07:10 AM

Bernie, I appreciate you for posting this project. I just said today that I need a step stool to reach all my cased tools that are lined up 8 feet off the ground. But it will get in the way so I might as well get a Cosco folding steps and hang it in the closet. That’s not any fun !

I like yours much better. Consider yourself flattered, because sincerely I will imitate this project of yours very soon.

Thanks for sharing !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 03:33 PM

Great job!! Very useful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 12:03 AM

Hi Bernie,
Looks like a nice project, I’ve never worked with ash, looks a lot like oak, again great post.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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