LumberJocks

Step stool

  • Advertise with us
Project by Timber58 posted 02-04-2012 07:25 PM 919 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!





7 comments so far

View redryder's profile

redryder

2160 posts in 1760 days


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

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

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112106 posts in 2235 days


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

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Timber58's profile

Timber58

59 posts in 1170 days


#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!

View chopnhack's profile

chopnhack

368 posts in 1053 days


#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....

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3355 posts in 1067 days


#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!

View redryder's profile

redryder

2160 posts in 1760 days


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

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

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

View Hippockets's profile

Hippockets

88 posts in 1765 days


#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 bjordan443@aol.com

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase