Country Step Stool

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Project by Bricofleur posted 11-09-2011 12:12 AM 3029 views 16 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting friends I noticed the white plastic step stool in their kitchen. I promised I would build an appropriate model to fit their decor.

All made out of pine, glued and pocket screwed. The finish will be wipe-on poly with rooster appliques, lined with high-friction tape strips.

All construction details and more pictures from this page of my blog.



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#1 posted 11-09-2011 12:28 AM


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#2 posted 11-09-2011 12:31 AM

Simple and functional – I like the pocket hole design: you can even send it unassembled and stacked flat.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

#3 posted 11-09-2011 01:48 AM

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 01:49 AM

very kool Serge. all pocket hole joinery. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 02:53 AM

Very good job as usual Derge.
I have been using my Kreg Jig more lately.
I am sure your friends will like the stool very much!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 03:38 AM

looks good Serge

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 05:37 AM

That KREG JIG looks like a hand device SERGE and may only concern is wood movement during the seasons .
Would elongated holes when used on cross grain be necessary ?


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 06:17 AM

Pocket screw joinery is a great way to make your inspiration come to life. This is great piece of furniture.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 11:09 AM

Serge, How have you been buddy? First off I have to say, ” what no MDF in this project? NO Way! LOL …..
As always your work and documentation are perfect! This is one great stepstool. I love using pocket hole screws here fast and very strong. Hope all is well have a great week!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-09-2011 12:22 PM

Nice little stoll Serge. Looks real sturdy.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 01:57 PM

stools what can you say, you gotta have them! Nice project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#12 posted 11-09-2011 02:09 PM

Gotta love the pocket holes for this kinda stuff, makes it quick and easy.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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#13 posted 11-09-2011 02:11 PM

A nice clean stool which will be very useful. Good work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 11-09-2011 05:11 PM

Thank you all for your comments. That’s warm rewards.

@Kiefer: Here seasonal or wood movement is not an issue. Pine is a soft wood, glue has been applied only on centers so some movement can occur at each ends if need be. However, all boards are quite short and/or narrow. I would mill elongated holes only on wider boards. Finally, the stool will be sealed with several coats of wipe-on polyurethane after a good coat of sanding sealer. Time will tell, but I’m very confident! Thanks for sharing your concerns.



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#15 posted 02-28-2012 05:38 PM

Searching thru projects, I was looking for a step stool and found this. Perfect, and even has construction details. Thanks Bricofleur

-- - Martin

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