step stool

  • Advertise with us
Project by sawdust55109 posted 996 days ago 874 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a challenging little project.
It looks simple but the compound angles of the legs and the mortise and tenon joints make it tricky.
Legs are splayed 7 degrees in both directions.
Made from walnut with Holly inlay.
The top was meant to be one inch larger but a crack developed and I had to trim it smaller.

The inlay was done by hand using Lie-Neilson inlay tools designed by Steve Latta. They are pictured next to the stool.
Finish is tung oil and wipe-on poly.


4 comments so far

View Jorge G.'s profile

Jorge G.

1524 posts in 1074 days

#1 posted 996 days ago

I would be afraid to step on that stool, way too pretty… :)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

View shipwright's profile


4843 posts in 1397 days

#2 posted 996 days ago

Nice stool, very nice inlay.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

View cwdance1's profile


1143 posts in 1858 days

#3 posted 996 days ago

Great job on the inlay, wonderful craftsmanship.

View exelectrician's profile


1470 posts in 1026 days

#4 posted 996 days ago

Way too nice to step on. I feel for you having to change your plan due to a crack. I had the same problem with a pair of benches recently, from now on I will try to cut the heartwood out, and glue what remains and work with that.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase