|Project by Kyle||posted 01-18-2013 10:18 PM||3548 views||17 times favorited||23 comments|
There is a family I’m friends with that recently moved into a new home. As a house warming present, I put my chest of drawers on pause and made them this step stool based off of Tommy Mac’s design.
It was quick, easy, sturdy, and most importantly… fun to make. Out of all the things I could have made for them, I thought this was the best thing because all five of them (mom, dad, three kids) are vertically challenged and their new cabinets are not. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
I made this back in Sept. ‘12 and since I’m posting it now, I can’t remember how long it took me or some of the details or difficulties I had (sorry). All I can remember is the wood is cherry and quilted maple, and the joinery is hand cut. I chose cherry because it matches their cabinets and the maple was just something special to throw in there.
The finish is some kind of poly/tung/something else home mix that I read about, experimented with and won’t ever use again. It’s definitely a durable finish which is what a project like this needs. The pictures above were taken just after I applied it which is why it looks glossy.
From my understanding, this step stool gets used every single day. You can’t beat that. I showed them how much they mean to me, and they’re reminded of it every day. I’m sure for most of us Lumberjocks, this is what it’s all about. Thanks for checking it out.