step stool

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 02-07-2012 05:42 AM 1310 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the step stool I made for my Granddaughter Ellie. I want to thank Ryan Sparreboom for posting his step stools and providing me with some assistance. It is made with mahogany and hickory. The name is inlayed with poplar. I finished it with a coat of tung oil and three coats of wipe on poly. Ellie loves to use it to help grandma cook.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 05:47 AM

Very cool stool , really nice work and great wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 05:54 AM

I especially like the inlay, a skill I do not have. Yet.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 06:05 AM

Very cute step stool. This is one of my want-to-do projects as well.
Thanks for posting!


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#4 posted 02-07-2012 12:20 PM

Excellent work. Nice well executed design and nice wood.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 04:56 PM


Great stool. You have some very lucky Grand kids to have a Grandpa like yourself…. How did you do the inlay of the name?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 10:57 PM

very nice. she won’t need that very long. tomorrow, she’ll be 18 and graduating

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 12:27 AM

Thanks Everyone for the comments. You are all very gracious.

Max; I did the inlay with a router and inlay bit and adaptor. I think I picked it up from Rockler. It took a little getting used to but after several tests I was able to get it pretty good.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 03:53 AM

Great step stool. I particularly like the inlay. I too have a granddaughter named Ellie.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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