|Project by albachippie||posted 03-10-2012 10:20 PM||1315 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My wife happened to say the other day that our girls, aged 4years and 21months, needed a step. She also happened to mention that Ikea had cheap ones! Well, this was like waving a red rag in front of a bull! No way was a daughter of mine going to climb a step bought from Ikea!
So, nothing else for it, SAWDUST TIME!
I had some old pine lieing in my shop for about six months, so, this seemed as good a time as any to start to play with it. It had a a very thick layer of antique pine stain on it. I had salvaged it from a skip on a job I was working on. When I ran it through the thicknesser, I just fell in love with the grain. The top step is an offcut of window board that has been in my shop longer than I can remember!
The sides are three boards butted together to creat something big enough to use.
I am really delighted with the result. The only thing I am unhappy with is my use of pocket holes. They are too visible. I should have plugged them with pine plugs. I may still do that.
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl