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Project by peterrum posted 10-26-2011 05:27 PM 2292 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project for the Mrs. She was having trouble reaching the top shelves of the cupboards in the kitchen so I looked around for a stepstool design. I found this design on line with Popular Mechanics. The design is a small chair, which folds at the hinges of the seat, and converts into a stepstool. I had salvaged some white oak trim from a restaurant makeover, cleaned it up on the table saw, planer, and jointer and it was good to go. I glued up a few panels for the steps and seat, routered a couple of the pieces from a template, and recessed and plugged about 44 screws. Our kitchen cabinets are oak so I had to contact the manufacturer and purchased a litre of stain from them to match the existing colour of the kitchen cabinets. 2 coats of stain, two coats of water based poly and the kitchen is now more efficient. As per usual learned a few things to do and not to do for the future.

-- Carpe Diem





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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 06:36 PM

I have seen several franklin chair designs this is by far my favorite. Would you mind sharing the link to the popular mechanics design? I’d like to make a pair of these, hopefully mine turn out as nice as yours

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peterrum

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 07:10 PM

PM me with your e mail address and I will send you an attachment in pdf form with the plans.

-- Carpe Diem

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DadEO

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 08:41 PM

Yes, I agree the nicest design that I have seen to. I dont like the Art / Crafts versions.

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 09:24 PM

Nice work. I was in my workshop last night an needed to a step stool to get something down from a high cabinet. Normally I stand on a chair that I keep in my workshop, but this would serve both purposes much better. Its definately a project I will be adding to my list. Thanks for sharing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Brian Shourd

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 10:45 PM

I really like these chair/stepstool things (Franklin Chairs?), and yours looks very nice. Good job matching the color of the cabinets. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian

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ShopTinker

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#6 posted 10-27-2011 03:38 AM

That’s a great stool. Best I’ve seen. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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