|Project by Antti||posted 10-08-2011 08:18 AM||835 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Wife wanted a stepping stool, and I had some left-over ash from my chair project. I tried to add Krenovian flare with nifty grain orientation – not sure if I succeeded, but it is at least symmetrical.
The basic design is from Kari Virtanen’s (award winning Finnish woodworker) stepping stool; in the original the steps are from one piece, but I couldn’t figure out how he handles wood movement – and I’m sure he does) so I made the steps from two pieces, with glue only on the outside.
My original plan had the steps of equal size, but halfway through the build I used some twisted logic when figuring out the joinery, resulting in a more narrow lower step.
The slightly different heights of the lower and upper step are also a result of miscalculating the spot for the mortise – measuring from the side instead of middle at some point.
I tried to make it appear light. It didn’t break under me with carrying my son (85 kg + 18 kg = roughly 220 pounds).
Finish is danish oil.