|Project by Tyler||posted 07-07-2011 04:20 AM||1277 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I made these step stools for my two small boys (3 and 18 months). Now they can reach the sink to brush their teeth (kind of). I copied a design by Brandon. I really liked the design of the stool he made. I was originally going to go with walnut since its my favorite wood, but my local dealer had some nice curly cherry.
Finish is two coats of tung oil and 2 coats of wipe on poly. I got some good advice on finishing from a question I had posted. I went with the wipe on poly in an attempt to not have a “plasticy” finish. I think it turned out great. I do have quite a few micro scratches that I need to figure out why sanding to 400 grit didn’t take care of…
The third pic is of the simple template I made for the small arch. Simple I know, but it was my first time making and using a template.
Joinery is pocket screws. I’d like to get more complicated with my next projects – just to learn some new methods and be able to completely hide the joinery.
This was a project with a lot of firsts and I learned quite a bit. Hopefully, I can apply what I learned in my next projects and not make the same mistakes twice.
Thanks for looking!