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Out with the new...In with a 39 year old stool

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Project by woodshaver posted 10-12-2012 03:02 PM 1929 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little stool for our 3 children so they could reach the bathroom sink 39 years ago! I used some old 2”x4” for the legs and a hunk of rough cut pine for the seat or step. It was rough even in its original state.
Back in the 70’s I only had a few tools to work with.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 03:10 PM

Great little milking/bathroom stool. Well we embarrasingly have a plastic stool for my Grandson Reuben you have made me think of making one take care buddy.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 03:10 PM

Even though you had few tools you knew how to build things to last.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 03:49 PM

Looks like it worked OK. Ready for the next generation.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 03:57 PM

Thanks for the great comments!

Hunter, It’s funny you say that about the “next generation”! My son which lives 1100 miles from us just emailed me and said….. ”Wow, you still have that. If I knew I would have asked you to send it to me for Courtney & Chloe to do the same thing. We got a cheap plastic one.”

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 04:02 PM

Ah, an heirloom :)!! Pass it on Buddy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 04:35 PM

I love the look of the stool and that its been around for so long. Thats great.

-- Handcrafted spice and salt blends at www.spiceandsalt.com

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#7 posted 10-12-2012 05:52 PM

I don’t think it’s done yet, looks like it would be very useful still around the house, nice looking stool WS.

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 06:44 PM

Very interesting design…

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#9 posted 10-12-2012 09:18 PM

... and that is a mark of an excellent work. Standing through the test of time!

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#10 posted 10-12-2012 10:34 PM

can’t buy or re-create that kind of character

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#11 posted 10-12-2012 11:02 PM

This is great and the best part is invisible! Think of all those memories every time you pass by this stool, or put your feet up for a well deserved rest… Very nice.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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woodshaver

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#12 posted 10-12-2012 11:12 PM

WOW! I got some well appreciated comments on this little stool!

Mike,
your are so right about the “invisible best part”! Two of those kids are about 1.4 hours from us and the oldest is almost on another planet! When I look at this stool I see a very happy past!
Thanks for your comments!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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pdbernardo

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#13 posted 10-13-2012 12:27 AM

I really like the look of this. Somehow the angle on the legs and the top really work for me as a design.

-- --- Patrick.

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 10-13-2012 12:35 AM

pdbernardo,
I read your comment and then I though, maybe I should make a new one with the experience I have today! A cherry one would look nice!
oh no! ...I better not my wife might want more kids!!!! LOL!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 10-13-2012 12:35 AM

It stood the test of time !What more can you ask for and what a nice memorable piece it is ( priceless ) !!!!

-- Kiefer 松

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