Step stool

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Project by RDR_82 posted 604 days ago 1278 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a stool for my son so he could easily reach the sink, counter, etc. without having to climb up onto the plastic stools we had around the house. My wife and I searched google for a design we liked and settled on the step stool plans over at Ana White. I used cherry and popular since that was what I had around the shop. I was considering using more traditional joinery so I could learn those skills but in the interest of time I went with screws. I used General Finishes Arm-R-Seal since I have had good results with their products in the past.

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#1 posted 604 days ago

Nicely done! I like the design. (I just spent a week repairing a step stool that was poorly designed. Funny how I can bond with step stools now.)

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 604 days ago

Great outcome. This should serve your son well.


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#3 posted 604 days ago

nice this something I could use.

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#4 posted 603 days ago

Great job! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Perfect timing for the this post. I’m needing the same thing for my daughter. Looks like a sturdy design. Great work!

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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#6 posted 572 days ago

I am what you would call a beginner both at Lumberjocks and carpentry, but I would love to try to build this for my wife. She needs a step stool to climb up into an old four poster bed we got from her mother. I know the top step would need to be at about 15-16 inches high to rest against the brace on the bed. Is there any way to get the dimensions or plans to build this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#7 posted 572 days ago

Looks good nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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