|Project by peterrum||posted 10-26-2011 05:27 PM||3252 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
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