Oak Footstool

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 604 days ago 973 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 604 days ago

Nice looking stool well done.

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#2 posted 604 days ago

Good job on stool. Nice looking piece.

-- 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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#3 posted 603 days ago

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.

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

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#4 posted 603 days ago

Nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Very practical, and nice design.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#6 posted 603 days ago

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.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#7 posted 603 days ago

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 603 days ago

great looking stool

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#9 posted 554 days ago

Well done.

-- Doyle, OHIO

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