Child Chair Step Stool of Cherry

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Project by Willdoc posted 11-04-2012 07:26 PM 14948 views 26 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first true woodworking project, done over about 2 weeks of evenings and stolen weekend hours. I started the hobby because creating is good and feels good, and is something I want to teach my two boys.
I included my hand sanding helper in the pictures. He was so proud that he helped Dad make something. Dad was proud too.
The design was a slightly modified free plan from some free woodworking plans site which I can no longer remember.
I have since designed a table / desk to match the chair’s design features. It is about 3/4 finished, all cherry with walnut accents, breadboard ends, curved aprons, with a pencil drawer. Wish me luck.

-- I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them ** Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 08:04 PM

Congratulations Willdoc, very nice first project ! I like the design and the possibility to switch between stool and seat. I’ll do one for my daughter as soon as possible ! Is it possible you share your plans ?


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#2 posted 11-04-2012 08:34 PM

When I made this, I created some of the parts by template routing. I saved my mdf patterns and the printed article so I could make another for my younger son.

The online Article is at:

-- I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them ** Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 10:16 PM

That’s a cool design ,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 11:03 PM

That is a very cool looking step stool and chair. Great design, well constructed and nice finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 04:57 AM

Great project! Every kid’s dream!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 01:43 PM

Great looking kid’s stool! I saved this one to my “favorites!”

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 02:51 PM

Well done! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 05:10 PM

Nice attention to detail, and the finish shows off the cherry. Congradulations on a great build. (I favored it too).

-- Mark in Va

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 07:19 PM

Really nice design, I love it! Beautifully executed as well, you my friend, have talent.

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 08:24 PM

Great design and a great photo of your son also.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#11 posted 11-08-2012 12:28 PM

It’s hard to believe that this is your first, it is done so well with a marvelous fit & finish.
That centre board split is a nice detail as are the contrasting plugs.
Cherry rocks, and that is great photography. Thanks for the post.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#12 posted 02-19-2014 03:10 AM

looks great, exactly what I was looking for, how can I get the measurments.

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