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Project by RAH posted 04-02-2008 04:15 AM 1753 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like me, my daughter in law is short, so I made her a stool to reach the top kitchen cabinets. It is 12” high 10” wide and 15” long. The wood is maple and the plugs are walnut to cover the screws, (I have not tried mortise and tennon yet), finished with tung oil.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 04:23 AM

Nice step stool! I really like the finish and the contrast of the plugs.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 04:52 AM

Hi Ron,

This is a nice stool. The walnut plugs add a nice detail to the stool. This is both a pretty project and a useful tool. Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 07:07 AM

Sure looks like it should do the job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 11:23 AM

Nice looking lumber in the stool. Good work.

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 01:47 PM

Very nice job——the choice of wood is great – curious to the size wood you chose?

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 01:57 PM

Very well done. Nice clean design.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 04-02-2008 02:19 PM

looks good. i also had to make one for my little one. I hope that someday her kids will use it too

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 04-02-2008 02:23 PM

Bill, the thickness started at 6/4. I planned it down a little, it is heavy.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#9 posted 04-02-2008 03:43 PM

Beautiful hunk of maple and a nicely designed stool.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 04:21 AM

looks great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 07:37 PM

Very cute, sturdy and stable step stool. The plugs adds to its beauty

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 04-04-2008 02:17 AM

This is a nice design. Might want to try one of thses.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 04-04-2008 02:27 AM

That is a very nice piece of maple. Nice design too!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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