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Pair of Step Stools

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Project by albachippie posted 03-10-2012 10:20 PM 1501 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
Coments Welcome,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl





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#1 posted 03-10-2012 10:31 PM

I like the grain flow continuation : )

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 10:52 PM

they look wonderful and quit sturdy

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 11:05 PM

They look great Gary. You couldn’t buy anything that nice at Ikea. Thanks for posting them.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#4 posted 03-11-2012 01:35 AM

nicely done.

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 08:31 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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