Step stool

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Project by Timber58 posted 02-04-2012 07:25 PM 1058 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had built a step stool and was looking around the shop for something nice to use for the steps. Spotted some cedar slabs leaning up against the wall, which I had been using for kindling… After peeling the bark off I noticed the neat pattern the grubs had left and my search was over. I had to remove much of it because of decay but was able to leave enough to give it a nice appearance. As an added bonus the arched tops are very comfortable to stand on. You can bet that i’ll be a little more cautious about what gets the axe put to it..

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 07:31 PM

Rounded tops to step on?? Your right, the design does look good…................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 07:37 PM

I was wondering about the round treads too. A cool looking step stool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 07:39 PM

I know doesnt sound too logical, but after placing them and trying it out i found it to be quite pleasing to the foot. Its a very low profile and as my wife pointed out, you cant use it for a plant stand…

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 10:33 PM

Good discovery! I hate how my feet feel after standing on ladders for any time… Also a nice save from the wife’s plants, they always leak and destroy fine woodworking.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 12:34 AM

Nice twist on an old idea. Good job. I love cedar and the treads look great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 04:50 AM

Again, nice build. I can’t knock it until I try it. Which I might….............

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 05:38 AM

I don’t know if you call that spalted or infested wood or they are one in the same. It looks really nice.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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