|Project by BobAnderton||posted 12-25-2012 07:44 PM||1499 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I made this maple step stool for my 16 month old daughter. It is based on the design presented by Marc Spagnuolo. I used red maple that I had milled in June using an Alaskan mill from a tree that was listed for free on Craigslist. The lumber air dried in the Austin summer heat for about 4 months, and then spent a couple more months in my 40% RH attic once it cooled off a bit. This was a nice learning project for me as it presented the chance to make angled tenons and has lots of curved surfaces. I applied a transtint dye in alcohol, and then sanded that mostly off to pop the figure a bit, and then finished with wipe on poly made by diluting brush on poly 50/50 with mineral spirits. I used poly on it because I think it may see moisture being used at the sink.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw