Oak Footstool

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 12-04-2012 03:09 AM 1531 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this footstool to use around the house. It is based somewhat on the project featured in the January 2002 issue of FWW. The dimensions are 11.25” L x 15” W x 12” H. Instead of doing M&T joints, my base is biscuited together and uses pocket screws to hold the top on. The feet splay out at 10 degrees and are also beveled at 10 degrees. The finish is two coats of clear polyurethane.

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 03:24 AM

Nice looking stool well done.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 07:56 AM

Good job on stool. Nice looking piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 09:13 AM

I love these one-steppers! They work great for steps, PLUS they are excellent for potted plants in the winter, when you have to bring them inside.

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 01:36 PM

Nice work!!

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 02:19 PM

Very practical, and nice design.

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 02:35 PM

Nice looking stool. Hope you don’t mind if I take a few ideas off of it. I have been looking for a good looking quick stool design.

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 02:50 PM

Nice job! Only suggestion I would make is make the legs wider especially at the bottom… if I was reaching for something and stepped on the outter edge of yours I might tip it over and go BOOM.

This was my first try at a stepstool and I realized it was a bit “tipsy” with straight legs.

So now I make these from glued up strips of one-by. Mine are usually 12” wide, 24” long and 12”high. The top of the legs are about 2 or 3” narrower that the stool top and I make the base of the legs come to just wider than the top step. Gives them a bit more stability.

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 02:02 AM

great looking stool

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#9 posted 01-22-2013 12:51 PM

Well done.

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