Step Stool for my son

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Project by Chainjack posted 02-08-2013 02:27 PM 1156 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Original design. Made from birch (?) plywood that I got from Lowes. This is the project that motivated me to get a router. I didn’t have one but wanted rounded edges so I hand sanded it for what seemed like days. Minwax stain and poly.

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 04:28 PM

Great job!! Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 05:00 PM

Very nice work good job.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 06:10 PM

I like your design. I made a 2-step a few years ago. It is all straight lines. While mine is functional it is nowhere near as pleasing to look at as yours.

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 09:59 PM

Looks great and well made. Like the beautiful wood and smooth finish which really made the grain pops out.

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 10:03 PM

Wow, that looks cool!
Maybe you should make a few of them and see if you can sell them to your local hardware store.

I also see you have R2-D2 in the last photo along with the refreshment dispenser. That is the sign of a true professional!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 10:34 PM

Thanks for all the comments. I was really happy with how the grain came out during finishing.

R2-D2 is actually a baby diaper receptacle. What a demotion…

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 01:50 AM

Nice design. The ply grain structure appears to be White Oak with all of those flecks in it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 02:21 AM

I’m making my next one out of African Sapele. Does anyone know how easily it will break? The style is like this, but I’m going to have the grain pattern be the opposite for the legs. I don’t want it to split in the middle. Not trying to have the kids get hurt because of my stupidity.

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 04:52 AM

Way cool! I need a few of those around the house for places I’ve got shelves and double-decker clothes rods just a TEENY bit out of reach for this short ol’ guy. Hope you don’t mind if I steal the design.

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