Step Stool Hand Build

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Project by pbyrne posted 03-24-2012 05:23 PM 2452 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hand build. The top is made of a wild cherry that grows naturally here in the Pacific Northwest. The legs are white pine and the wedges for the tenons are black walnut. All the wood in this project was havested from my local area, milled and dried by me. If you look at my workshop pictures you can see some of the wood I have stored up in the background. The stool is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. I had a great time putting this together using saws, planes, chisels, files and scrapers. It is now serving in my home as a kids bathroom stepstool, laptop platform, kitchen stool…

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 06:36 PM

Everyone needs to be taller

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 09:38 PM

Great job and great story, the only thing you didn’t do was grow the tree

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 12:10 AM

Very nice work. You did a great job.

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

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 02:26 AM

Great job, nice design it looks very sturdy.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 02:55 AM

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.

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