|Project by DaveLeHardt||posted 08-07-2011 11:09 PM||1984 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
My wife needed a stepstool to reach the high shelves in her creative sanctum, so of course I volunteered to build her one as I saw this cool plan online.
After some fits and starts remembering how to read a tape measure, I got all the parts cut to the right size out of some Alder I got at a nearby dealer (I figured if I screwed it up royally, it could always be used on the grill with some Salmon…).Things I learned along the way:
- Pay closer attention to the jig diagrams. The 10 deg bevel on the box joint jig should have been pointing AWAY from me, not towards. That would have helped hid the blow out on the backside of the top.
- I really need to invest in either a nice box joint blade(s) or a better dado stack.
- Cut the box joints a bit proud the FIRST time thru.
- Make sure the nice side of the wood is really on the outside of the top and legs
Other than that I like how it turned out. It does what it should and it’s rock solid.
-- What? Me worry?!