Classic one Step Step Stool

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Project by Bob Kollman posted 503 days ago 1233 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this step stool for a craft show. It features a lot of my favorite woods that I normally do not get to work with.
Padauk, with zebra wood and maple, I plugged it with African black wood, and the sides are walnut. As a bedside step stool I think the colors are very attractive, and because of it’s size not all that expensive to make.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 503 days ago

It came out beautiful, Bob! I love the wonderful colors. It looks nice and sturdy too. Just lovely!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 503 days ago

It’s a beauty Bob. The zebrawood and padauk really make it pop and the maple provides the contrast. Nicely done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Nice looking stool. Great colors.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 503 days ago

Too pretty to step on Bob.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 503 days ago

Nice Bob,
A true classic.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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John's Woodshop

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#6 posted 503 days ago

Nice Job!


-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 503 days ago

Beautiful… COOL… lil stool!

Very good work!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 503 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. When I built it I loved it. I often wish I had more money and time to work
with the more colorful high end woods. But I will say many of the hard woods were very hard on my new planer blades. Padauk-yellow heart-and zebra woods, after milling down these woods the planer seemed to work a lot harder on my oak and cherry.

Steve, I had a chance at the fair to talk with a fellow about your home made cnc router. Met him at the craft fair and he was telling me all about his plans to build a home made router.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 503 days ago

Good job Bob

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 503 days ago

nice job on the choice of woods. looks great

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#11 posted 503 days ago

Beautiful Step Stool.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 503 days ago

Good Looking Step Stools Bob, this one, and the ones in your blog…
You ought to start thinking of making these 5 or 10 at a time
To build some inventory for the fairs!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Bob Kollman

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#13 posted 503 days ago

Thanks Mike, one thing that got me was that I couldn’t find fine grit sanding flaps for the
profiles on the legs which made sanding a time consuming job.

Charles and door dude thanks!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 502 days ago

Very nice Bob, but if i had it i’d use it for a foot stool, but only with stockings on.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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