|Project by ayryq||posted 08-20-2012 08:11 PM||954 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Here’s a two-step footstool from a plan in Woodsmith magazine (December, 1988). It’s in hickory, with three coats of polyurethane.
This is my first time working with hickory. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to plane, especially the figured sections. My planer’s feed rollers couldn’t pull hard enough and I had to push the wood through, even with a very light cut. I also broke off four screw heads during the construction of this stool. Hopefully it’ll hang together nonetheless.
This was also my first time gluing up wide panels. The sides are attached only with glue; the top and step also use biscuits. I was very please with how well the wide panels came out.
The stool is a gift, for use by a toddler to reach a bathroom sink.