Step Stool

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Project by Gary posted 07-19-2011 05:00 AM 2075 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My best friend called and asked me to build a step stool for his wife. The stool is nothing special, just another stooll….but look at that color! No finish on it yet but, look at that color!!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 05:32 AM

wow …did you see that…just look at that color…...holy gee haws a fat……it is a mighty nice fact i need to make one for my wife…ive got some pecan i think ill use…its a pretty colorful wood also…you might want to make one for yourself…that way when you get on them horses to break em in..the step up after each fall wont be so bad…LOL….hope your doing well gary…probably will call you soon…see what your up too…take care until then…bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 06:10 AM

great stool gary

did you notice the color ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 06:51 AM

Oh it is a stool, I did not notice … too busy looking at the colour..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 07:35 AM

well i heard there was something of color here, so i came back to look…all i notice is some rag laying there next to some kind of stool….maybe that is what the rag was for…someone left something of color on the stool..or maybe someone left a stool with some really good color and the rag is needed to clean it up…....but …i guess the best thing to do is to just take the rag with the color on it..and rub it on us…..then we could come back to this post and wow people with our cool color…...what do you think gary…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 08:23 AM

i been playin with that stuff lately too -but nothing this fantastic!! Don’t let anyone STEP on that!!! -use it to make extra counter space!

-- christine

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 09:05 AM

Be sure to use a very durable finish, because your friend’s wife is going to be stepping all over that color.

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

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 10:47 AM

Well done looks great even w/o the finish.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 07-19-2011 02:56 PM

Good looking stool, Gary. We have some of that wood up here and, unless I’m mistaken, that’s “box elder” which in western New York is scrub maple. Nice work!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#9 posted 07-19-2011 07:42 PM

thats awesome…love the colour….what kinda wood is it?

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 07-19-2011 07:52 PM

Box Elder,or, if you live near Skip, it’s scrub maple…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 07-19-2011 11:09 PM

Box Elder has to be one of my all time favorite looking woods.

Makes for a stunning project. Great Job

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#12 posted 07-20-2011 10:49 PM

What an awesome looking step stool Gary! I still have my pieces of flaming box alder I twisted Jud’s arm over out in the shop. Cant for the life of me decide what I want to do with it yet. Its such a pretty wood its OK to be patient (or at least I keep telling myself that…lol)

Good stuff Gary!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 12:59 AM

Gary,it is GREAT looking wood!!!!!!!

-- Rodman

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#14 posted 07-18-2012 10:06 AM

Just looking at it. Your box elder is much nicer than mine. Can’t find that much color up here. Love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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