Eth and Linc's Step Stool

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Project by Abram posted 05-01-2012 11:31 PM 1245 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my oldest was in the process of being potty trained and we went and bought him one of the step stool toilet seat cover combo things at the store. Well I discovered that he stool didn’t help him reach the sink to wash his hands. So I went out and made a taller one. I used just some scrap stuff that was laying around. First I made the steps out of 2×4’s. I made the risers out of 2×6’s and the back out of a 2×12. I didn’t own a biscuit cutter at the time so I just glued them together then screwed a thin stip of wood across the bottom to hold it together. After that I made the sides out of some ply wood. I traced out the shape with the stairs then cut it out on the bandsaw. I then glued and nailed the sides to the steps. I then filled and sanded it covered up my screw holes with plug covers and painted it. It is a tough little stool and works perfect my oldest can reach the faucets with ease and my youngest just like to stand on them and talk.

-- "That will Work"

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 11:49 PM

That’s a great little project for your son, I bet he loves it.

Welcome to LJ’s it’s good to have you here.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 02:06 AM

You just go to love those tots and you did a great job of showing it. No doubt he can find it in the did good!

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 09:33 AM

Very nice, should help alot :<)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 11:05 AM

Your gonna find yourself in ten, fifteen years using that to reach or change light bulbs. I did it the other day. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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